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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Include select/omit criteria for logical files in outline view

Files used in RPG can be logical files that include select/omit criteria. In order to know what those are, I need to go elsewhere, such as DSPFD in a 5250 session. As of this date, the select/omit specification is not visible in the Schemas action...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 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

Display Unicode variable in the DDS conception perspective

We are transforming character variable to unicode variable. If I want to change the screen in the DDS conception perspective on RDI, It doesn't show variable correctly CCSID(1200 *MIN). You have to go in the Source. No really friendly... Use Case:...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Create/Amend filters using search results

When I access PDM's "find string" from within RDP (or through a remote search), I would like to add the results into a new/existing member filter, object filter and/or iProject folder with a click of a context option. This will allow large filters...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Show tables and columns used in embedded SQL statements in structure view

The structure view displays in an extremely complete way all the uses of files, formats and zones by the native instructions (dcl-f, read, update ...). On the other hand, all the files and zones used by static SQL statements do not appear, which ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Filter STrings to have exclude option

The Filter Strings option for the Remote Systems view allows filters for things like objects. Those filters allow include criteria, but not exclude criteria. It would be really helpful if we could also have excludes. Use Case: I'm using RPGUnit in...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Enhancement to Remote Scratchpad view

The Remote Scratchpad view in RDi is proving to be exceptionally useful when handling a number of different objects and source members at one time. (Ref. Charles Guarino's YouTube video here: Scratchpad allows for ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 13 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

RDi Library List View Enhancements

a) Library List Connections dropdown should be ordered with the active connections first, not Alphabetical orderb) Clicking on an inactive connection should not automatically attempt to connect - an action should be required firstc) The Library Li...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

RDi Allow viewing debug variable values from Outline View

It would be so useful if right clicking a variable in the Outline View in debug mode would display the variable's contents, or perhaps other various debug options. Use Case: If I need to view a field that exists in the program but isn't referenced...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration