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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Change Open Source Member to Edit/Browse Mode

Currently if a source member is open in Browse mode, if I want to make a change, I have to close and re-open it in Edit mode. It would be nice if I could just use the right click menu to set Edit Mode. This would make a trip to the host to lock th...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Filter Outline by Referenced/Unref

Provide a means to filter fields/procedures/prototypes/etc by whether or not the module uses them. Use Case: Sometimes I want to see, at a glance, the external procedures that are used a module. The module may have access to a 100 external procedu...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Automatic Content assist should be available as a preference

In the early days of WDSC content assist was automatic as it is with most other tools based on Eclipse. That capability was removed and we now have to use Crtl/Space to activate. This makes sense for huge programs but not when working with small p...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Rational Developer Outline View: Add a section for "Literals"

In the Outline View, under Global Definitions and Local Definitions, a group exists for Constants. An additional group of "Literals" would aid refactoring efforts to replace hard-coded values with data items (a variable, procedure, etc.) Use Case:...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Allow Refactor Rename to wrap lines when the new length is longer than the record length

When using the Refactor>Rename on ILE RPG, it is possible for the length of the line to exceed the record length of the original line. In this case RDi should break the line at an appropriate place and wrap it onto a new line. It would be ideal...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

RDi: Error list does not position to correct source line if any source lines have been added or deleted

System: RDi for RPGActor: User needing defective feature to be fixed RDi currently provides the ability to quickly position to compiler errors by double-clicking the error in the Error List. Issue: If you modify your source code by adding or delet...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Unreadable Text when activating the "Dark" theme in RDi

When the theme in RDi is changed to "Dark", there are some text parts of the RDi that are not readable anymore. There is no option in the preferences to set the color of the affected unreadable text.The affected parts that I could find by now are:...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Option to suppress individual RDI "not used" markers

RDi marks variables that aren't used in the left margin, the right margin and a blue squiggle under the variable. The mouse-over tells you that the item isn't used. There are times when you want to permanently suppress that for a given variable in...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

Create a feature to effectively export/import preferences

The existing export/import of preferences in Eclipse is inadequate for Rational Developer for Power Systems Software features. Currently with the product, when you import in a PRF file, you get little to no customizations duplicated from the exist...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Delivered