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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Provide "Refactor" and "Hide unreferenced definitions" without Live Outline

Currently, when editing RPG programs, the "Refactor" and "Hide unreferenced definitions" capabilities are available only when the "Live Outline" Preference is set on ("Update the Outline view when text is changed in the editor"). It would be nice ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Implement RPG/CL Documentation Generation within RDi

Currently RPG and CL do not offer a common way for a developer to put comments/documentation within the code and then have documentation be generated. This is something that other languages offer, such as JAVADocs. I would like RDi to be able to u...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

LPEX Editor behavior when enter/delete pressed

I think that the LPEX editor should have a configurable option to control the way the enter or delete key works. Currently when these keys are pressed the LPEX editor does the same as in SEU. The most common behavior (in other edittors) is to spli...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Not under consideration

Keep multi-line DCL-S lines together when sorting

The "sort" command does not take into account DCL-S code spanning mutliple lines even though we have to key the semi-colon as the line end marker. Unlike the previous D-specs in fixed form it "seems" like it should be easier to determine ALL the d...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Add Kerberos Authentication to RDP

Rational Developer for Power Systems needs to support Kerberos Authentication. This is necessary because our systems are being used to service federal contracts where Kerberos Authentication allows us to meet FISMA requirements. IBM introduced Ker...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Include program calls as well as subroutines

In the outline view, I'd like to be able to jump to external program calls, as well as the existing "subroutines" or "procedures" lists, for use in analysing legacy code. Use Case: Older RPG code uses calls to sub-programs a lot & hasn't yet b...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

screen designer print in preview + read only

Cannot choose print when in preview or read only. Use Case: Since one can only use the indicator settings when in preview mode it would be a nice feature to print a screen modification mock up with all a appropriate conditions set.
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

RDi : Debug to be enhanced to work with DBGENCKEY

It is not possible in RDi (as of 5.6.0.3) to debug a program or service program that was compiled with a debug encryption key on DBGENCKEY. When this is attempted, it throws a CRRDG3031E error saying the listing could not be opened. Once this erro...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Report Designer - easier, more intuitive way to add a record

The steps to add a new record format to a printer file are not very intuitive in Design mode. I got tired of having to add the record format in Source mode and had to watch a video to understand how to do it in Design mode. Before watching the vid...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Turn off or change auto-selection of text when double-clicking error list

1) Do a compile, see errors in the Error List pane.2) Double-click on an error to get the errors marked in the source editor.3) Return to editor and commence fixing source.4) Select some source, but invariably forget that double-clicking in the Er...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration