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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Ctrl-m/Ctrl-Shift-m to navigate/select SQL statements

You can already use ctrl-m/ctrl-shift-m to jump between (or highlight) code blocks with the standard block identifiers like If/EndIf. It would be very good if the editor treated "exec sql" and ";" as block identifiers too. Use Case: Copying SQL fr...
8 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 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 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Copy Function RDI

Hello, I have not checked out the new release yet but if the ability to copy from one source to another one open in the workspace using (c(c) and a) as we can do in the current source in addition to copy/paste would be a big time saver I think. Si...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under 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 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Adopt a more frequent release schedule

Currently the use of unrecognized keywords interrupts the outline and ctrl + space functionality. The last example is related to the keywords %UPPER and %LOWER.Adopting a frequent release of updates related to new keywords would help a lot. Use Ca...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 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 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 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 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Future consideration

Open /COPY member from outline

There are times when the outline is not everything from a copy member and I need to review the internals of that source. It would be nice to have an option to know the outline item is from a copy member and have the option to open that member. Use...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Provide code completion on ExtName DS

Code completion works fine in RDI for regular datastructures, however it doesn't work for datastructure define externally, for example; Dcl-DS MYFILE ExtName('MYFILE') Qualified Alias;End-Ds; Typing MYFILE. followed by Ctrl-Space doesn't give me t...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Is a defect