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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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RDi: Fix block indentation feature

Issue 1 When indenting a block of code by highlighting the block and then pressing the Tab key, all of the selected lines are indented as expected, however, if the cursor is on a subsequent line (i.e. at the left hand margin of the next line) that...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Is a defect

Force Outline update when verifying prior to verify beginning

It is annoying to Ctrl-Shift-V to verify code and find that DSPF's, PRTF's, and other file objects & definitions added to the program cause a lot of errors in the error list window. If Verify performed an outline update prior to actually verif...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RPG Refactor Redundant Code

It would be awesome to highlight a piece of code, find all instances of the highlighted pattern, and refactor all instances to a subroutine or a procedure. For example, the code below. I found three instances of this code in the same program. This...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDI: Outline - update definition

When adding or removing fields in externally described files it can take a long time before it can be seen in the outline even though I'm updating it. It takes RDI a long time to register that a change in the file has happened. Thus I would like t...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Ctrl / behavior enhancement request

I would like to request an enhancement to RDi for the Ctrl / and Ctrl \ key functions so that they either perform the "new" way which is consistent with Eclispe, or, the keystrokes perform as they did prior to the installation of Version: 9.6.0.12...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

RDi: Enhance Ctrl+Shift+M to jump to ELSE, ELSEIF, WHEN, etc.

Ctrl+Shift+M is used to jump from one end of a control block to another, and is very useful in identifying or skipping past an entire control block. However, control blocks are often made up of a number of 'sub' control blocks delineated by ELSE, ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDi: Add templates for CL and DDS

We have a number of templates which we use for the creation of new programs and display files, and having discovered templates within RDi, wanted to transfer them into RDi so they are at every developer's fingertips. Unfortunately, there's no supp...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDI: Enable change of sources only in specific libraries

In our source management system we have a source library for programs in production and a library for sources that are being changed. We copy the source from the source library to the development library when they are to be modified. You can only ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Not under consideration

Syntax support for new Cobol verbs

Today syntax checking isn't done for new Cobol verbs like EXIT SECTION, EXIT PARAGRAPH, EXIT PERFORM and ALLOCATE. We are using EXIT SECTION a lot now but RDi always shows that it is some error in the code.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add Align menu to right click context menu in report design to replicate functionality that is in screen design

It would be nice to be able to align headers/fields/constants, etc. in a printer file (PRTF) to the parent like you can when designing a screen (DSPF). Please replicate the right click context menu item Align (with it's sub menu) from the screen d...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration