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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Activate Content Assist on more member types

It would be nice to be able to use Ctrl+Space (content assist) in member types like DSPF, PRTF and maybe even DDS PF. Use Case: In RPG we can get a list of op-codes or other standard code items by using the content assist feature. DSPF/PRTF member...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Elminate excessive alarm sounds during entry of CL source

When entering a CL command and typing beyond column 80, an error sound is triggered for each character typed. This is superfluous when "Automatic formatting" is enabled as the text will not be truncated once the formatting takes place. The consist...
over 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Not under consideration

RDi CL formatting for declaring variables with defined storage

Add a preference to indent DCL statements for variables with STG(*DEFINED). Use Case: Declare an incoming parameter for a qualified object and then declare the object name and library. With the indentation it would look similar to the following: d...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

RDi RPG editor - need a line that always shows what subroutine/proc that cursor is in

When I'm browsing or editing an RPG source member (of any kind), I would like to always see what is the name of the subroutine or procedure that my cursor is in so that I don't always have to scroll up to find out. This would be particularly helpf...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Syntax Highlighting (and Outline) in Compare View

When the compare view will allow merging as requested in RFE 70905 it should also enable syntax highlighting and accessing the outline, so you can work with the code like it was opened using the "compare" action in good old CODE/400. (Please consi...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

RDI: Missing an option for Hide Block Nesting

We have the possibility to select Source > Show Block Nesting. I'm missing an option to Hide Block Nesting ( or remove it). Right now I have to close the source and reopen it in order to remove them. There might be an easy way to do it but I ha...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Add a preview tab to Report Designer like Screen Designer

With screen designer you can create indicator sets, assign them to a record format, and preview the results. In report designer you can do all except preview the results. Use Case: I am modernizing reports to utilize *PRTF instead of the program d...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

LPEX print preferences

Currently changing print preferences requires a familiarity with the various set and/or query commands. It's a very tedious process. I'm requesting that these settings be made part of the preferences. Settings that would be good to have available ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Show field text/description on hover (for external file fields)

10 character limits of system names can be very ambiguous. SQL allows for longer, more descriptive names but these are not shown on hover of file fields. Use Case: A developer would quickly see enough field information by hovering a field. This wo...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

Find String exclusion filter

It would be great to be able to optionally exclude comment lines from the "Find String" search in RDi. Use Case: Searching through only through only one (German) of our bespoke source libraries for "rechnung" (english = invoice) resulted in over 2...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration