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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Display fields and/or structures defined with TEMPLATE differently in the outline.

It's nice to know that a data element is a "data type" or "template" rather than usable storage. Also, if you have the knowledge available during editing, don't suggest TEMPLATE items in calculations. They're OK for like() and likeds(), %size(), t...
6 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Allow "Refactor" to rename the record format named on the SFILE() keyword in a dcl-f statement.

When refactoring record format names in a display file, I noticed that using the Refactor action on the record format name works fine everywhere BUT the file specification that references the record format name on a SFILE() keyword. I have to reme...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 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...
12 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under 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

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

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future 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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

RDI support for current MAC OS

Installation Manager is not signed to run on Mac OS Big Sur and Mac OS Monterey versions Use Case: Install RDI products on new Mac Computers. Update existing installations where the Operating System has been upgraded.
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

LPEX highlighting of matching keywords/brackets

A lot of editors will visually highlight matching parentheses when the cursor is resting on one half of the matching items. It would be nice if the LPEX editor could provide the same for RPG code. Use Case: * Highlight matching parentheses* Highli...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future 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&...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration