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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Add the ability to create/save/and use Library Lists

Users of RDi generally work on more than one product need an easier way to manipulate the Library List. While adding a new Library List view will help, users want the ability to create, save, and use those library lists. This will speed productivi...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

RDi recent file list file name translation

My recent files shows: 1 ITEM_5FT.SQLRPGLE2 DIV_5FT.RPGLE3 SHIPPING_5FH.RPGLE4 SHIPPING.SQLRPGLE Only the 4th name is accurate, the other names are really ITEM_T.SQLRPGLE, DIV_T.RPGLE and SHIPPING_H.RPGLE. Use Case: editing code
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

RDi <End> behavior

<End> key should not consider white space when moving to the end of the line. This is especially troublesome when breaking a line up or cutting + pasting. Use Case: editing code
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDi default cursor mode

Default to insert mode, or at least give me the option to pick insert instead of overwrite. Every time I open a source file I have to change to insert mode. Use Case: editing code
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under 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 don't move cursor on mouse scroll

Don't move the cursor when the code is scrolled with the mouse wheel. All the other editors I've used leave the cursor alone and easily scroll back to the original location when typing or using the arrow keys. Use Case: editing code
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

RDi word navigation

Use Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right for word navigation, not just whitespace. Characters like parameter separators (:), comparison operators (<, <=, >, >=, =), mathematical operators (+, -, *, /) should be "stop points." Bonus (although it sh...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 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

Debugging in RDi should require only one step over EXEC SQL statements

It would ease debugging if we could compile programs with compile option DBGVIEW(*NOSQLSRC) No SQL source. This would skip over all embedded sql statements but still would allow them to run. Use Case: This saves time when you are debugging program...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Not under consideration

Allow SQL format option in RDi for SQL source types

Allow function in RDI for SQL source member types (TABLE, VIEW, FUNCTION, PROCEDURE, etc) that will reformat copy and pasted SQL so that it easily formats to the 80 column width of the source file. Allow "Format" option in the RDi source menu for ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration