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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Add ability to enter debug encryption key (dbgenckey) to debug via RDi service entry point

Please add the ability to enter Debug Encryption Key (if used) when entering Service Entry Point to debug a program from Rational Developer for i. Use Case: Turn on option to specify debug encryption key on Set Service Entry Point. In RSE, Right c...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Adding a hyperlink to comment source code when developing in Remote System Explorer in RDi.

We use Jira as our document control/status control/issue tracker. We also put this Jira number within our source code as a comment. It will be great if we can add a hyperlink to that Jira number, so when you click on this hyperlink it will take yo...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDi don't change selection with scroll

Scrolling should be a non-destructive operation, specifically the selected text should not be removed simply because one end of the selected region scrolls outside the visible window. The selected region should not be lost via mouse wheel scrollin...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

RDI: Outline does not show parameter usage for call statement

When defining variables for parameters for a call statement in the parm statement they are specified as unreferenced. I have attached 2 files describing the situation.One shows the program snippet and the second shows the outline.In all cases the ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 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 ...
9 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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...
9 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

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...
about 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...
about 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...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration