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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Display Unicode variable in Screen Designer

We are transforming character variable to unicode variable. If I want to change the screen in the DDS conception perspective on RDI, It doesn't show variable correctly CCSID(1200 *MIN). You have to go in the Source. No really friendly... Use Case:...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Rename, copy/paste, delete... options directly in the outline view

In the outline view, the rename, copy/paste, delete, etc. options on subroutines, fields, files, etc. For instance, right clic then delete on a subroutine name, delete all the code of the subroutine in LPEX. Another use is to be able to copy/paste...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Distingusihing between Members open for edit and for browse in LPEX editor

When multiple members are opened in the LPEX editor pane, some in edit mode, some in browse mode, you cannot tell at a glance which is which. You have to click on the tab and look for the BROWSE term in the edit area. The request is to have someth...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Merge facility should be provided in the file compare of RDp

My customer needs to constantly comparing files and merge them on a System i platform. These are currently done manually by copy and pasting on a greenscreen. I am trying to get them to use RDP for the job but they do not find it much faster manua...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Add procedure documentation to content assist

The documentation of a procedure should be displayed right next to the list of possible entries offered by content assist (ctrl+space) for the current code. Use Case: Procedure documentation may look like this: /** * \brief Create JSON Object * * ...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Not under consideration

Add menu option to start reconciler from i Project

Add a menu option to the context menu of source files of IBM i Projects to start the reconciler for the selected source file. Use Case: Source code of development utilities is often stored in a source file dedicated to the utility. Starting the re...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Display the content of global variables

When using global variables in (noMain) modules included in either programs or service programs, it is currently not possible to view the content of these global variables when debugging the (service) programs. Use Case: This new feature will help...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Search for a string in a spool file

I would like to beable to search for a text string in a spool file. Use Case: When I compile a program I have to goto the green screen to check the error in the program listing. Would like to be able to check for error without going to the green s...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Add button in debug to terminate debug AND end job

I would like to have a button that would terminate debug AND end the job. The green screen debugger will end debug and the RPGLE program immediately when F3 is pressed. I would like the RDp debugger to have the same "one-click" functionality. I wo...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Enable block nesting in RPG source members

When editing and RPGLE source member you can use the block nesting function to have RDp connect the IF/ENDIF, DO/ENDDO, FOR/ENDFOR (etc.) statements. This is really nice if someone didn't do a very good job of indenting or if the group spans multi...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Not under consideration