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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Make Compare More Accurate

The compare facility is a simple text compare. It easily gets confused when changes to source are too complex. It would be nice if the source compare had at least a little language specific intelligence. In RPG for instance the compare routines co...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Export Outline View Contents

The Outline view has drastically improved over the last several RDi releases. I propose that the data from the outline view be able to be exported. This data could then be used for a number of helpful things, but it would be especially helpful in ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

RDi Projects CTRL-SHIFT-C support

In RDi RSE I can use the key combination CTRL-SHIFT-C to compile my program, however in RDi I Projects this is not possible. Please also provide this shortcut as it saves mouse handling. Use Case: In RDi RSE I can use the key combination CTRL-SHIF...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

ILE RPG New Procedure Wizard Preferences

New procedure wizard creates creates its declarations in all upper case. It would be nice if the ILE RPG preferences page had an option to control the case to be used in the same way that Control Blocks do. Use Case: Currently the wizard creates t...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Allow current date usage in RDi snippet controls

The snippet view allows you to create dynamic variables, using "${varname}" string formatting. Allow the current date constant value to be selected. Use Case: I have some snippets I use, with variables to represent the current date. I have to cons...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Redirect CPA (inquiry) messages for jobs submitted by client

RDi submits CHGPF to batch on IBM i. If a column is dropped by the operation, CPA32B2 is issued and replied to with a 'C' automatically. When executed in a 5250 interactive session, an inquiry message is sent to the workstation where the user can ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Include custom perspectives in push to client

The push to client feature is a nice addition to reduce the work required when creating a new workspace, especially when upgrading to a new release (re-using a workspace between releases can cause issues so I always create a new one). However, thi...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

IBM Rational Developer for i, lpex convert H,F,D,P spec to Free-Form

With the V7R2 version RPGLE is possibie to use free formats for Control, File, Definition, and Procedure statements.While LPEX editor allows conversion of specific C, does not allow free conversion formats for other specifications.It would be very...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Create plugins for eclipse Classic instead of doing your own version of eclipse for RDI.

RDI is at the moment not able to install correctly without errors on macOS Big Sur. It even required you to change chmod on install directories to just get it startet. Eclipse Classic has no problems with this, it also has a much more smooth insta...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Saving Macros in LPEX Editor

Hello,i am missing a functionality in the LPEX Editor. I often use the macro recording function to make changes i my code. This is a very cool feature because it is very simple to use. But in some cases i would wish to save a recorded sequence and...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration