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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Add preference to default all opens to be browse only.

I want all my opens from features that allow a choice to default to browse unless I choose other wise on that open selection. Use Case: I am a developer that has *ALLOBJ authority and when I open members (mostly through the "Open Member in Editor"...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Delivered

Show contextual warning about unused local variables

Most development tools now display a squiggly line under unused local and global variables. I believe RDi needs a feature that does this. Use Case: If you have a variable defined that is no longer used in the procedure or the program, a squiggly l...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Lock Source Opened at Startup of RDp

At RDp startup, please attempt to lock on the source on the i (attempt, because source changes on the i should be checked for, etc.) for any source that was left open when RDp was closed. Use Case: When opening RDp, it will open any source (RPG in...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Integration of iIBM i Access database functions into RD Power

While bringing back the Database perspective was a step in the right direction, the IBM i Access database functions are much more complete, especially Visual Explain . I'd like to see the IBM i Access DB functions to be available as a plugin that ...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Delivered

RDI: Operation on file or record format should be shown in outline

In the outline I would like to be able to see what kind of operation is done on a file or record format.It could be I/O/U for input/output/update or M for modify. "I" could be used to show a read or chain operation;"O" could be used for a write op...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Delivered

Context-sensitive help for embedded SQL

In embedded SQL source (e.g. SQLRPGLE) the F1 key does not pull up any relevant help pages for SQL you might want help with, but pulls up the generic help page for the free format line instead. Please change this so that pressing the F1 key in emb...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Update outline view constantly

The outline view should be constantly updated with the new information from the editor when the user changed the source code in the LPEX editor. At the momemt the user has to click the refresh button. But that should not be necessary at all for al...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 22 Delivered

Include RPGLE TAGs in outline view

Currently tags defined with the RPGLE op-code TAG don't appear anywhere in the outline view. I'd like to be able to see them in the outline view. Use Case: Working on some old converted code that uses TAG & GOTO. It'd be helpful to see the TAG...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Change behaviour of TAB-key for /free lines

Please change the way the TAB-key works for /free lines to act the same as the TAB-key in the Eclipse Java editor. Do not change the behavior for fixed-format lines. Today the TAB-key moves the cursor to the next tab at the right, respectively Shi...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Procedure hover text for parameters

IBM Rational Developer for i (RDi) Version gives hover text and content assist for procedures in RPGLE. This shows the parameters and the return type. You lose all of that when you start typing the parameters. Ideally, you'd get to keep th...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered