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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Enable RDi to support leading and/or trailing comments on statements.

RDi hovering reveals comments when they "lead" a line of code. This works great. Some developers code "trailing" comments. Could RDi employ a preference to control the scope of comments included in a hover window? Use Case: Example. Here is a dcl-...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Allow multiple method selection in the Java Method Call Wizard

It is too slow and cumbersome to enter one method at a time using the Java Method Call Wizard. Allow me to identify a class and then select multiple methods. This would avoid the need to keep going back into the wizard to add additional methods an...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Drag and Drop Procedures in RDI from the outline view

Drag and Drop Procedures in RDI from the outline view to help refactor code. Use Case: It would be helpful to be able to move RPG procedures in the source code using the outline view instead of resorting to moving it manually. I've found it quite ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

RDi: display the text everywhere.

Please, display the item's text description everywhere there's a list, for example in RSE or remote search result, exactly like in table view, because it's very hard working on hundreds of items with only 10 charachters. I'm working on Rdi 9.5. Us...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Compatibility of RDi version 9.8 and EWM version 7.0.2.

We would like to suggest compatibility between RDi version 9.8 with EWM version 7.0.2.Because based on ELM Documentation of "Detailed System Requirements - Supported Software", the version compatible with the EWM 7.0.2 is the IBM Rational Develope...
11 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Auto pull in binding directory and copy files for procedures

As soon as you reference a procedure, the binding directory and copy file is auto included in the source. Use Case: If I started typing toUpperCase and I have not bound to my Textutils binding directory or included the copy file that we have the o...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

RDi - Dual Objects Table view or ability to have more than one Object Table view open

Create a "Dual Objects View" which consists of two linked Object Tables where you can select objects from two different filters. The two tables should be "linked" by object/member name - so that it is possible to compare sources and/or objects bet...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Make Content Assist/Autocomplete work with LikeRec & File Formats

Autocomplete for LikeRec does not offer up the files that are defined. Please have it do so. Autocomplete also doesn't bring up formats for files. I noticed this with a delete of a record from a qualified file. (I qualify all files in my programs....
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Add "Format Source" option to LPEX Editor save preferences.

Add option "Format source" to the "Save" preferences of the LPEX Editor. When "Format source" is checked, the LPEX Editor should format the source code before saving it. Use Case: The "Format source" option is required when using a source code rep...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Make Compare More Accurate

The compare facility is a simple text compare. It easily gets confused when changes to source are too complex. It would be nice if the source compare had at least a little language specific intelligence. In RPG for instance the compare routines co...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration