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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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RDi show full qualified member name in member comparison

In a member comparison, only the member name is displayed in the title bar. Use Case: In the case of the same member names in different libraries or source members, it would be helpful which member is displayed on the left and right. Please show t...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

Add a colored border for different environements in RDi

In IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) - Run SQL Scripts it is possible to set a colored border for different environments/connections. This is really helpful when working on different (customer) environments or test and productive environments. A...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

See variable bigger than 4,095 characters in RDI Debug

Green Screen debug allow you to do this: EVAL MyBigXML:C 65000. And you see the complete value of the field! Inside RDI, you can add a monitor varaible with "MyBigXML:C 65000" and it cuts off at 4,095 characters. Oh well, just use command line STR...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

DEBUG in RDI able to show data in UNICODE

AS said in, RDI debug can't show data in UNICODE. i'd like to see UNICODE (GRAPHIC) data in debug mode under RDI. Use Case: RPG program manipula...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

support for mac in rdp

i want to be able to run the RDP on my mac native. Use Case: today the rdp has to be run in a virtual machine running windows in my mac. this prevents me from going over to mac.
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 11 Delivered

Refactor->Extract Constant - 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. already has excellent refactoring support ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Trim Leading Spaces when joining lines (alt-J)

Being able to join lines with alt-J is very nice. It would be preferable if the join would trim off leading spaces of what is being joined and possibly add a single space so the join doesn't but up directly against the last character of the line y...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Overlay exported procedures with a little icon to distinguish them from internal procedures

Please add an overlay to exported procedures in the "Outline" view. Distinguishing between exported from imported procedures would be much easier, if there were different icons for both types. Maybe you could also add an overlay to the local proce...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

RPG Docs (like Java Docs) in Content Assist

Java docs is incredible useful when writing java code in eclipse, specially when the associated documentation for a method is retrieved with the content assist pop up. There's no official documentation for rpg, but projects like ILE DOCS are very ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 14 Delivered

Do not mark data structure or other container as unreferenced when any subfield is referenced

In recent releases of RDi, unreferenced variables and file declarations are marked with an information annotation. If a data structure is not, in itself, referenced, it is so marked. But any subfield that IS referenced is not marked. I want the co...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered