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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Power Advanced Toolchain support

Advanced Toolchain is unsupported, therefore not desirable/usable for Banking. Add support (similar to IBM Elite support, to IBM PowerAI Enterprise, which is already a package heavily based on services of open sourcehttps://developer.ibm.com/linux...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

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

Support UTF-8 and other non-job-CCSID character data in the RDi debugger

Character variables that do not have the job CCSID are not handled correctly in the RDi debugger. The value for the a_500 variable in the program below shows 'a|b' in the RDi debugger, and the a_utf8 variable shows '/ Â'. In the system debugger, ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Include Python and Perl IDE in RDi

IBM wants developers to use open source languages, therefore IBM has delivered Python and Perl. There is no IDE for these languages with IBM i integration.Please deliver plug-ins and perspectives for Rational Developer for i (RDi) for these new la...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

RPG/COBOL Documentation like JAVADOC

We need to create JAVADOC style html by parsing RPG/Cobol source members that it Works with both fixed & free format and handles extended names. Modern RPG applications consist of a multitude of subprocedures and programs - a lot more than the...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Delete and other options on Outline view of DDS Desginer

Add options to the Outline view in the DDS Designer perspective--e.g., 'Delete' to delete the selected component, 'Align', etc. This should be available in the Design tab as well as the Source tab. It would enable edit functions on hidden fields a...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 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

Record names in subprocedures

RDi has its Code Competion helping the programmer a lot with competing variables, record names and procedures. When programming in subprocedures, the completion doesn't work always at it does in the main cycle.When including files into a subproced...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Have compile action always available

When you have a source member(s) open and the cursor is not active in the active source member and you use Ctl+Shift+C just compile the active source member. Currently it is grayed out and thus, annoying. Use Case: I'm editing a source member, cli...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

RDi : Debug to be enhanced to work with DBGENCKEY

It is not possible in RDi (as of 5.6.0.3) to debug a program or service program that was compiled with a debug encryption key on DBGENCKEY. When this is attempted, it throws a CRRDG3031E error saying the listing could not be opened. Once this erro...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration