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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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RSE "Filter Strings" Dialog Usability

This dialog must be one of the strangest and most incomprehensible Windows dialogs in any Windows application anywhere. I am always puzzled by: 1. The flow of control: How the buttons and dropdowns work, how they're related to one another, in what...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Make background IBM i search not interfere with opening member, running commands, debugging

Running of IBM i searches can now be done in background which does not block the UI and we can now edit an already opend member. However, the search uses the same communication channel as is used to run commands, open members, expand items in RSE,...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Allow changing color of block nesting arrows

We have some developpers that change the Lpex editor colors to have a black background which they find less hard on the eyes. The show block nesting action (ctrl-shift-o) uses dark blue arrows to show the nesting of if / do / for, etc. That color ...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

IBM i Search results view should include complete line even when searching specific columns

In IBM i search there is san option to restrict the search to a column range, however this also affects the results view as only those columns of the line is shown.I think it more as the search criteria is a key and the result is the whole line.Fo...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

possibility to 'minimize' /'collapse' selected nbr of lines of code

having the possibility 'minimize-collapse-hide' multiple (user) selected nbr of lines of code. By minimizing one would hide the less important code and giving more view on the important code Use Case: having the possibility 'minimize-collapse-hide...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

RDP 8.5 live outline view does not show field if used in internally described printer output

Version 8.5 does not show usage of a field if the field is used in internally described printer output - ie O specs Use Case: 8.0.3 static outline view does support this but 8.5 live outline view does not.
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Debugging CL programs: Display variable content in Tooltip when mouse-hover

When debugging a CL programm, the content of variables is not displayed in the tooltip at mouse hover over a variable. Use Case: every debug of an CL program, when you want to see the content of a variable.
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Support compiler directives /if /endif for findMatch

resently, in RPGLE, findMatch will go to the corresponding start/end of a block for if, doX, etc as well as for (). Compiler directives /if, /endif are not supported currently. This RFE is asking that they be added for match and findMatch (ctrl-M ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Live Outline doesn't work with User-Associated Member Types

In RDP, you can associate a member type with a parser. Menu Option: Window > Preferences > LPEX Editor > Parsers > Parser Associations. These non-standard member/document types have been causing the Live Outline to return an error dial...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Add COBOL Code Coverage to RDp

I would like to see the COBOL Code Coverage that is currently part of RDz be added to the functionality in RDp since they share technology and we are trying to enhance our development methods. Use Case: System: Place Mutual Fund Order ApplicationA...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered