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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Allow Expanding or Collapsing Code Sections

Rational Developer for IBM i provides the ability to find the beginning and ending of conditional statements by using Ctl-M (Highlights the entire section of code) or Ctl-Shft-M (Toggle from the start to the end of the section of code). It would b...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Rdi Debug of RPG Step Over enhancements - EXSR and Exec SQL

Currently when debugging RPG code with RDi, Step Over will step over procedure/function calls but will step into EXSR subroutine calls. It should also step over EXSR subroutine calls. Subroutines have similar use cases to subprocedures (and some s...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Support wide SQL sources on **FREE

Support more than 80 columns for embedded SQL in RPG with **FREE Use Case: Support of the wider sources allows more easily to write complexer SQL statements instead of splitting over many lines.
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Not under consideration

Outline View: Filtering

I think it would be extremely helpful to be able to filter the items in the Outline, similar to the filtering in the Preferences dialog. Use Case: Especially when there are multiple copybooks or very large programs, the list can be extremely long ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 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 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

Remember compile type per member

RDi remembers the last compile type used, for example CRTBNDRPG or CRTRPGMOD, however this is not per member. This always requires to right-click on the member, and select the proper compile type instead of just doing a CTRL-C to compile. Use Case...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Make Content Assist/Autocomplete work with LikeRec & File Formats

Autocomplete for LikeRec does not offer up the files that are defined. Please have it do so. Autocomplete also doesn't bring up formats for files. I noticed this with a delete of a record from a qualified file. (I qualify all files in my programs....
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under 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

Add SQL view and index statements to outline view

Files used in RPG can be SQL views or indexes that have selection criteria, grouping criteria, etc. In order to know what those are, I need to go elsewhere, such as DSPFD in a 5250 session or a database perspective or, perhaps, Run SQL Statements ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Change "Compare File" dialog to use a dialog like "Open Member in Editor" dialog at first

When I click on the "Compare to a file" toolbar button, the prompt comes up with a list of connections, similar to that which appears when selecting to browse from the "Open Member in Editor" dialog. I'd like to see this come up at first with the ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration