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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Locking source in IFS when opening with LPEX editor

When opening a source in the LPEX editor, which is located in the NFS in a source file, the member will be locked. When opening a source in the LPEX editor, which is located in the IFS in a stream file, the stream file will NOT be locked. The stre...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add an RPG refactor feature to add the ALIAS keyword to a file or data structure and handle all the renames

Using the alias names for externally-described files or data structures makes the RPG code more readable. But it's difficult and error-prone to change an existing program to use the alias names instead of the short names, even using RDI's existing...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 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 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Not under consideration

Syntax support for new Cobol verbs

Today syntax checking isn't done for new Cobol verbs like EXIT SECTION, EXIT PARAGRAPH, EXIT PERFORM and ALLOCATE. We are using EXIT SECTION a lot now but RDi always shows that it is some error in the code.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Context prompt for OVERLOADed procedures

When using the context-sensitive completion assist to find a procedure to call, it would help greatly if all of the possible overloaded procedure parameters were suggested using the name of the overload prototype. See Use Case for example. Use Cas...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

RDi should prompt options Parameters in RPG

Right now RDi when you have a procedure which allows a parameter for example pointer and the options(*string) RDi (or LPEX Editor) only prompt existing pointer variables.It should also prompt the variables of the type specified in options(). Use C...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDi Live Parsing / Outline needs a better cache

Remote connection to IBM i server through VPN tunnel causes Live Parsing / Outline feature to slow down excessively. Update process to have a preference to refresh and a time for auto-refresh of the cache. When the time has not passed DO NOT check...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

DEBUG in RDI able to show data in UNICODE

AS said in https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/forums/html/topic?id=a596866f-3aaa-42a1-b766-04edcb293f19, 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 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

Allow Copy operation with cursor in line number

When marking text, but having the cursor in the line number area, CTRL-C (Copy) doesn't copy the selected text on the clipboard. This requires the cursor to be repositioned which is rather annoying. CTRL-C should work whenever the cursor is in the...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration