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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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RDI: Operation on file or record format should be shown in outline

In the outline I would like to be able to see what kind of operation is done on a file or record format.It could be I/O/U for input/output/update or M for modify. "I" could be used to show a read or chain operation;"O" could be used for a write op...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Delivered

Update outline view constantly

The outline view should be constantly updated with the new information from the editor when the user changed the source code in the LPEX editor. At the momemt the user has to click the refresh button. But that should not be necessary at all for al...
over 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 22 Delivered

Include RPGLE TAGs in outline view

Currently tags defined with the RPGLE op-code TAG don't appear anywhere in the outline view. I'd like to be able to see them in the outline view. Use Case: Working on some old converted code that uses TAG & GOTO. It'd be helpful to see the TAG...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Change behaviour of TAB-key for /free lines

Please change the way the TAB-key works for /free lines to act the same as the TAB-key in the Eclipse Java editor. Do not change the behavior for fixed-format lines. Today the TAB-key moves the cursor to the next tab at the right, respectively Shi...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Procedure hover text for parameters

IBM Rational Developer for i (RDi) Version 9.6.0.1 gives hover text and content assist for procedures in RPGLE. This shows the parameters and the return type. You lose all of that when you start typing the parameters. Ideally, you'd get to keep th...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

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...
about 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