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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Outline does not show use of %KDS() DS name

In the outline I can see my QUALIFIED DS being referenced as a Key but it does not list the usage line. It does list the usage lines of the sub fields. Use Case: Since one cannot guarentee the location of the key used in the code to be right under...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Allow prefix area command F* for DDS

You can put F* in LPEX editor for RPG source. Please allow this for DDS and other types. Use Case: When i edit DDS source, there are times when i want to search for data in a specific column but i do not remember the column positional number. I ha...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

When open member in editor(Ctrl-Shift-A) for display or print file, add open or browse with report designer/screen designer

Instead of having to the remote systems and select a member, right click and browse or open with, have this option added to the pop-up when you do a Ctrl-Shift-A. Use Case: It would be used anytime you open a display file or print file.
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Remove scrolling when repositioning to next/previous error.

When using the next/previous error buttons in RDi, the program used to go directly to the source line. At some point this was changed to scroll to the source line. However, this scrolling is much too slow and negatively affects the time taken to c...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

The PDM option 14 is not available from the list of PDM option for a selection result list

Add the possibility to call the PDM option 14 (compile) also from the result of a selection list. Use Case: When a physical file is changed (for example the record structure is modified), usually it is necessary to recompile all the programs which...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Shared/Team access to Templates and Snippets

We would like the ability to configure and access shared and/or team Templates and Snippets. Use Case: To define and access shared/team Templates and Snippets that could be stored on our network somewhere or even the System i IFS. Preferably the d...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Require a "preferences" page for new Block Comment feature in RDP

RDP 8.0.3 introduced a new feature for commenting blocks of code. This feature inserts the comment character into the relevant position on every line selected. RPG fixed-format code requires a character to be in a specific position for the code to...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Copied Team Profile Does not copy all properties

If I copy an active team profile all the connections and filters are duplicated properly but the property sets are not. Its these property sets that is where the user actions, compile commands, etc. reside. It is very cumbersome to manually copy t...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

IBM RDi 9.5 RPG, Cobol Provide RSE port number parameter in eclipse.ini

Rational Developer for i 9.5 (SP2) is installed in a Citrix environment. We noticed that occasionally developers encounter a TCP port collision for Rational Developer (Remote Systems Explorer) or RSE component. Error message RSEC2201:E is issued w...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Allow comment/uncomment of a block of selected code

Allow for the comment or uncomment of a selected block of code. Use Case: User selects a block of code.System provides pop-up menu to comment/uncomment selected code.Comment characters are added/removed on selected lines.
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered