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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Refactor->Extract Local Variable - for ILE RPG

Code Refactoring is a well known software best practice that involves improving the structure of existing computer code while preserving its behaviour.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoringEclipse already has excellent refactoring support ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Populate Outline View for CL program variables & files

When accessing Control Language (CL) source within the editor then populate the Outline View with the variable and file references and definitions like what is provided for RPG. Use Case: Anytime when editing Control Language (CL) source programs ...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Planned for future release

Allow seamless Git integration with RDi

Make Git adoption in RDi seamless for RPG developers. RDi currently has iProjects which can be used to adopt Git, but iProjects operate on the premise of offline editing. Not all RPG developers are going to be editing offline. Use Case: Focus on a...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

Improve the Reconnect process for RDi

When working remotely for the past 2 years I connect to our corporate network via VPN prior to opening RDi. Everything works fine in RDi until my VPN connection drops. At this point RDi still shows as connected. When I reconnect the VPN and try to...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Do not change the date field in date area if only change for a source line is a "white space" change.

Do not change the date field in date area if only change for a source line is a "white space" change.Or a setting where you can control the date field in date area being updated on a source line "White space only" change. An example of this is RPG...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

Add the ability to create/save/and use Library Lists

Users of RDi generally work on more than one product need an easier way to manipulate the Library List. While adding a new Library List view will help, users want the ability to create, save, and use those library lists. This will speed productivi...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

Debugging in RDi should require only one step over EXEC SQL statements

It would ease debugging if we could compile programs with compile option DBGVIEW(*NOSQLSRC) No SQL source. This would skip over all embedded sql statements but still would allow them to run. Use Case: This saves time when you are debugging program...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Not under consideration

Provide Split Screen Capability for all iSeries file types in RDi

We currently do a large amount of SQL development on the iSeries via RDi 9.0 and split screen capability is not available for SQL source members defined with a file type of SQL (non-standard). There is no good standard file type that is available ...
over 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

LPEX Bracket matching

When editing sources which have expressions that contain multiple brackets it is often difficult to see which open and closing brackets match. Most other editors highlight the pair of matching brackets while navigating in the source, please provid...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Allow modification of Wizard templates and include substitution variables

The Java, D-Spec and Procedure Wizards uses a standardized layout with no option to modify it. We need the ability to modify the template to meet shop standards. Ideally the templates should work the same way as regular templates or snippets with ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration