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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Show tables and columns used in embedded SQL statements in structure view

The structure view displays in an extremely complete way all the uses of files, formats and zones by the native instructions (dcl-f, read, update ...). On the other hand, all the files and zones used by static SQL statements do not appear, which ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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 4 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 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 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 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future 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...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Allow copy of fields in Field Table or Create option to insert list of fields in code

Where its native RLA or SQL program code, it would be nice to either select one or all fields from the Field Table view to insert into the code or have option off the right-click menu to insert a files field list into the code (names only). Use Ca...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 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 1 year 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...
almost 3 years 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Is a defect

Display variable length for CLP variable in RDI (mouse hover)

It will be usefull to have the field length (mouse hover) for CLP variable in RDI Use Case: you have to change a CLP program, you open it in RDI. You want to use a variable but you don't know the length. At this moment you have to go up to see the...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration