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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Enhance Find to search collapsed code

Update the Find functionality to find the search argument in collapsed code. Currently the LPEX editor says the argument is "not found" if all occurrences of it are in a block of code that has been collapsed. Ideally update LPEX to pull the line c...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Ability to use an Overlay (created by CRTOVL) in the RDi Design tool.

Using external printer files, allow the developer to drop data fields more accurately by having visibility to the document or letter being populated. Functionality similar to the screen design tool. Use Case: Gives the developer a visual of where ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Add a preview tab to Report Designer like Screen Designer

With screen designer you can create indicator sets, assign them to a record format, and preview the results. In report designer you can do all except preview the results. Use Case: I am modernizing reports to utilize *PRTF instead of the program d...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Can't install RDi on removable device

As a consultant in a small company, I would like to be able to install RDi on a removable device such as a USB stick so I can move it from one laptop to another for use with different clients. Use Case: As a consultant, I am often given a laptop f...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

RDi Projects CTRL-SHIFT-C support

In RDi RSE I can use the key combination CTRL-SHIFT-C to compile my program, however in RDi I Projects this is not possible. Please also provide this shortcut as it saves mouse handling. Use Case: In RDi RSE I can use the key combination CTRL-SHIF...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Enable iProject to have an associated JOBD.

I have a number of ongoing iProjects and generally each projects requires it's own attributes when submitting for compilation or when executing. It would be greatly beneficial if I could specify an IBMi jobd where RDi could get attributes from bef...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Add Color Highlight to Item Names in RSE Tree View

In RDi, it would be wonderful to be able to tag a source member name, a file or other object name with a specific text color or background color in order to make the item stand-out on the tree list. This should be "sticky" so that it does evaporat...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Launch Run SQL scripts from rdi debug monitor variable

In RDI debugger, when working with an rpgsql, could “launch run sql scripts” be added as a menu option for a monitored variable? My rpgsql program builds the sql statement based on prompted entries on the display file. When testing/ debugging, I m...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

"Totally Free" and Column Sensitive Editing

When using **FREE, the left-side comment area is supposed to be deactivated and usable for full width source, but the column sensitive editing feature still treats the former comment zone as a separate editing column causing weird behavior when ed...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

RDi default cursor mode

Default to insert mode, or at least give me the option to pick insert instead of overwrite. Every time I open a source file I have to change to insert mode. Use Case: editing code
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration