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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Action openRPGDeclaration (f3) should work with variables as well

Currently the openRPGDeclaration (shortcut F3) only works for Procedures and subroutines. It should also work for other declarations such as variables and structures (and maybe files). Use Case: When working in the code I notice that I should make...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Delivered

Display last spool file for User actions

In PDM we have user actions that use DSP commands to get some information on a object, such as DSPFD, DSPFFD, etc. Some of these have equivalents in RD Power but others do not.One way to support them all would be to add an option in a user action ...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Command line tools for code coverage

RDi now has tools for producing code coverage reports. We would like to see command line tools for generating these reports, so that we may run them alongside our automated unit and system tests. Use Case: Allow for code coverage reports to be pro...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Change default source extension to RPGLE

When you review the code coverage source the member opens up using this name patter "member.membertype.rpg". By using the RPG extension you force the user into the LPEX edit profile for RPG III syntax styling. Use Case: Just cover an SQLRPGLE prog...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Global Snippets

Provide ability to have a Snippet Category containing common code all Developers can access. Instead of having to Export one set of Snippets, and have others Import those, having the ability to have one or more Categories of Snippets come from a l...
over 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Retain sort state of Object Table View after refresh

Please save the sort state of the Object Table View and restore it after refreshing the content of the view. Or, refresh the content, not the state, of the view. Use Case: In a long list of source members sorted by name, I am looking at a spot whe...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

IPx commands in LPEX

IPx commands in LPEX to display source prompter with the right line type, like in SEU (IPH, IPF, IPC, IPCX...) Use Case: Usefull when creating new source members
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

NEW D-Specifications from selected text

Would like to be able to generate D-spec fields from selected text The New menu will not appear when text is selected. It seems like it would be a productivity improvement if the selected text could appear in the name input of any of the New menu ...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Search/Replace (Ctrl+F) Enhancement

Highlighting a section of code and then hitting Ctrl+F would cause the highlighted text to be placed into the Find text box as a new search. Use Case: Ctrl-F causes Find/Replace to be displayed, but with the previous search in the Find text box. T...
over 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Consolidated Project View

System: Rational Developer for Power Systems ProjectActor: User needing new feature The iProject view is commonly used for development of RPG applications. Many applications have a variety of architectures that are required for development, many w...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered