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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Add keyboard shortcut: Navigate to next/previous DCL-PROC statement (bonus: position the DCL-PROC to top of window)

Example: In a module with 50 procedures being able to quickly bring the next or previous procedure to line 1 would be a time save. For those who flip monitors to a portrait view this would be more beneficial. Extending this behavior to BEGSR state...
4 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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...
4 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add the ability to create/save/and use Library Lists

Users of RDi generally work on more than one product need an easier way to manipulate the Library List. While adding a new Library List view will help, users want the ability to create, save, and use those library lists. This will speed productivi...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 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...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Show Current DSPF or PRTF Record Format In Editor

When working with a source file for a DSPF or PRTF, based on the cursor position, display the current record format in the editor. This would be similar to the option for ILE RPG, "Show current procedure or subroutine in editor" (location: Window&...
11 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDi should bring me to source of Serviceprogram procedure

Within RDi I can directly go to the source of a Copy Book (/copy or /include) and within RDi 9.6.0.11 I even can see that source directly. The same functionality is needed for procedures used in our code when they are somehow bonded to the program...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 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 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Not under consideration

Allow seamless Git integration with RDi

Make Git adoption in RDi seamless for RPG developers. RDi currently has iProjects which can be used to adopt Git, but iProjects operate on the premise of offline editing. Not all RPG developers are going to be editing offline. Use Case: Focus on a...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

Include SQL Cross Reference in RPG Outline View

We feel as though the Outline view in RDi 9.5 should be enhanced and improved with respect to how it handles embedded SQL. The outline view only shows the files defined via RPG file declarations. Only references to RPG variables within the embedde...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration