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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Allow cross reference to account for literals in code

The Mark Occurrences works wonders but there are times when I want to have it mark constants, like hard coded array indexes, etc. Please consider adding an option to the outline that allows it to cross source literals, yes any literal. Use Case: O...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Expand Object Table to copy members to different system

In the new, PDM-like Object Table, add ability to copy a member to a different LPAR/SYSTEM when using PDM option 3 Use Case: We have multiple systems, and there are times I need to copy a member to a different system for testing, etc. I can do thi...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Highlight and or color parens

I'd like RDI to highlight or colorize matching parens. When nesting BIF's this can be a real useful feature when debuging and understanding code. Use Case: Debgugging, or changing code where multiple parens are used. Here is an example of a line o...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Auto Generate Procedures

Today in Eclipse when coding Java applications you can type a call to a method without the method existing. When eclipse sees that the method does not exist it gives an auto correct option to create the method based on the parameters passed in the...
over 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Set SEP entry screen browse buttons take too long

There are a few problems with the "Browse" buttons on the "Set Service Entry Point" window. Every single one of the browse buttons does the same where it populates a massive list of all objects, modules and procedures for everything in the *LIBL (...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Create/Add Member Filter from Object Table

Add function to Object Table to select one or more results, right-click, and add the selection to a member filter. There is a similar function in a 3rd party plugin called iSphere that allows adding search results to a member filter, but, its for ...
11 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

D-Spec Convert to Free Format

It would be extremely helpful to be able to convert D-Specs into free format declarations. Use Case: It would allow the ability to copy code from non-free format sources into totally **FREE code by having it easily converted.
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

RDi IBM i Search retain last Member filter

Rational Developer for i version 9.8 always defaults to a blank Member filter when doing an IBM i Search (CTRL-H => IBM i Search). This means the "*" has to be entered every time. This was a change from prior versions (like 9.6) which defaulted...
11 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Syntax support for new Cobol verbs

Today syntax checking isn't done for new Cobol verbs like EXIT SECTION, EXIT PARAGRAPH, EXIT PERFORM and ALLOCATE. We are using EXIT SECTION a lot now but RDi always shows that it is some error in the code.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

In RDI ability to exit program debug immediately as in F3 using green screen STRDBG

Using green screen STRDBG, while stepping through any program using F10, if the developer presses F3 to exit, the program stops running immediately. This is a bit of a safeguard to many developers where they know they can end a job midstream. This...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration