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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Would like to put the "Quick Filter" controls at the bottom of the Object List view.

The "Quick filter" controls are too wide when placed on the left or right side of the Object List view when the Object List view is tall and skinny. I run with the Object List view oriented vertically along the right-hand side of the RDi window, j...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Allow RDi to use saved ACS configuration.

RDi includes Access Client Solutions (ACS), but it doesn't allow you to use a saved configuration (e.g. 5250 .HOD file). This limits the usefulness of this tool
9 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Bring back and improve Snippets in RDi

The Snippets view has been removed from RDi since version 9.8. Also the export, export for automatic distribution and import of Snippets was removed. Please bring back Snippets and improve them by adding "light scripting" or at least conditional c...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Bring the "Web" perspective to RDi 9.8

Hello, The "Web" perspective is part of the "Modernization Tools, Java Edition" which can be installed to RDi 9.6 via IBM Installation Manager. But in the new RDi 9.8 there is no way to install/use this perspective, so we're forced to stay with th...
7 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Add a timestamp to the error log view

It is often not clear if I am looking at an old or a new log. Please add a timestamp here.
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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); ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under 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 ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration