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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Outline API

It will be really great if the Outline classes could be used from a RDp Plugin project or from a custom Java class. This will allow a programmer to parse RPG source code an to obtain related metadata from it. For example, detect which variables ar...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Change description of temporary RSE members of RDi

In the temporary RSExxxx members, used to save by RDi, add in the description the user and original source name. Use Case: -
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Position line selected from COBOL outline more usefully

PMR (or SR) 36551,422,000 actually dealt with which editor view was positioned from a selection in the outline. This is a request to have the selected line appear at or toward the top of the editor window. Currently, the selected line (paragraph,s...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

A menu (to print/export...) in the "Field table" view

In the "Field table", the same menu as on the "Object table" or "Member table" view, to be able to print or export the field definitions Use Case: Helpfull to create documentation
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Screen/Print Designer allow setting properties on multiple selected fields

In the Screen and Report Designers we cannot select multiple fields and change common properties. This functionality was available in CODE Designer. For instance, on a screen, we want all headings a certain color. In Screen Designer we have to mak...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

RDI: Outline - update definition

When adding or removing fields in externally described files it can take a long time before it can be seen in the outline even though I'm updating it. It takes RDI a long time to register that a change in the file has happened. Thus I would like t...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Enable switching to Screen/Report Designer from LPEX

Enable switching to the Screen Designer or Report Designer when editing a DSPF or PRTF source type in LPEX. Use Case: Search for and find a source member, then open it in the LPEx editor. Add: a toolbar icon or menu action to switch to the screen/...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

Screen Designer: Support for SNGCHCFLD and other ENPTUI

Alter the operation of a field definition (perhaps via the Properties window) so that one may choose a DDS keyword before defining other properties of the field, rather than the other way around, as it is now. For example, if I want to define a si...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Enable drag/drop field text in Screen Designer

Enable ability to drag and drop field text from Field Table to screen in design mode. Use Case: DDS DesignDesign tabDisplay file creationPrinter file creation
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

IBM Rational Developer for i version cotnrol: CVS, SVN,... tagging

In iProjects window/Team menu/Tag as version issue Use Case: Tag as version function tags only the selected source member(s), and don't tags the belonging .properties file in projects .ibmi folder. Creating a problem by project checkout as functio...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration