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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Import existing user defined options into PDM perspective

We are relatively new to RDi and have a lot of user defined options coded for the green screen version of PDM. RDi does have a PDM perspective but there is no way to bring in the pre-existing options already defined in the green screen PDM. Need t...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Add optional capability similar to Source->Format, to allow developer to sort declarations by type. Source->Sort Declarations.

To improve programmer productivity and source readability. When reviewing programs, it would be helpful to be able to sort declarations into sequence by types, ie. DCL-C, DCL-DS, DCL-S, DCL-PI, DCL-PR would all be grouped together with like type v...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

From a SQLxxxLE source, a "SQL prompter" on SQL lines

From a SQLxxxLE source, a "SQL prompter" on SQL lines as we can have in SEU with the F4 function key Use Case: Helpfull to code SQL statements
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Future consideration

Collapse a section in RPG source.

Like in JavaScript or HTML source editors, in RPG I would like collapse a subroutine, a subprocedure, an IF - ENDIF and so on by cliking on symbol "-". Use Case: Like SEU command X.
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

Refactor->Extract Local Variable - for ILE RPG

Code Refactoring is a well known software best practice that involves improving the structure of existing computer code while preserving its behaviour.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoringEclipse already has excellent refactoring support ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

RDI: outline does not show fields modified by eval-corr

If you have two data structures and do an eval-corr in RPG dcl-ds myds1; a char(10); b char(10); c char(10);end-ds; dcl-ds myds2; a char(10); b char(10); c char(10); d char(10);end-ds; eval-corr myds2 = myds1; then it is not shown in the outline t...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Auto refresh Service Entry Points in RDi

When setting a Service Entry Point in RDi, every time you re-compile the program the SEP must be refreshed. It's easy to forget to do so, and then you need to stop the program you are trying to debug. It would be good if RDi would just auto refres...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 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

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