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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Allow "Refactor" to rename the record format named on the SFILE() keyword in a dcl-f statement.

When refactoring record format names in a display file, I noticed that using the Refactor action on the record format name works fine everywhere BUT the file specification that references the record format name on a SFILE() keyword. I have to reme...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Rdi Debug Step Over enhancement - Exec SQL statements

Currently when debugging RPG code with RDi in *SOURCE view, Step Into and Step Over will have to be pressed an unknown number of times to clear a single Exec SQL Statement. This is because the SQL Precompiler replaces Exec SQL Statements with mult...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

Add API for Debug (Set Service Entry Point) actions in RDi

One of the most common requests we have for customers is the ability to do the Set Service Entry Point action from within our plugin - we cannot provide this ability without help from IBM, to either document an existing public interface or provide...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

RDI: Content assist can not show fields in data structures with more than 2 levels

In RDI you can normally use content assistent ( ctrl+space) to select a field from a list of fields. This works ok for data structures with 2 levels but if you have 3 or more it doesn't work. Example:dcl-ds myDS1 qualified; field1 like(myField1); ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future 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 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Display fields and/or structures defined with TEMPLATE differently in the outline.

It's nice to know that a data element is a "data type" or "template" rather than usable storage. Also, if you have the knowledge available during editing, don't suggest TEMPLATE items in calculations. They're OK for like() and likeds(), %size(), t...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow should navigate syntactic word boundaries

RDI does not properly recognize token boundaries when navigating text. In Windows text editors, Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right are used to move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous or next word. This navigation does function in RDI, but ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Show true data type of parameters declared with *EXACT

When showing content assist, or in the Outline view, when displaying the prototype of a procedure, show the actual declared data type for the parameters declared with options(*EXACT). This keyword requires that we pass a variable declared EXACTLY ...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 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 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

Show SQL referenced items in Outline View

Tables, views, and columns referenced in embedded SQL do not appear in the Outline View. Use Case: **free ctl-opt dftactgrp(*no); dcl-s table char(10);dcl-s lib char(10);dcl-s text char(50); // table exists on every systemexec sql declare pgmr_own...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration