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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Add the possibility to define user-variables for templates (e.g. User-Name, Department, aso) as it is possible for Snippets!

We are using snippets for creating new source-members. We want to replace them by templates. If we can define our own variables for the instance of RDi, we can automate the creation of source-members. We think that would be helpfull for a lot of c...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

In REPLACE mode, the RDI editor should overwrite existing text when pasting

In replace mode, any typed text overwrites existing text, including whitespace. Executing a "paste" operation, however, moves all existing text after the current insertion point, unless you preselect exactly the text you'd like to replace. Use Cas...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

When editing DDS, show Screen/Record format you are on, much like RDi shows (Main Procedure), subroutine or procedure as you click through the code.

As a Developer, when you search for text or page through your code, RDi shows you the name of the procedure, subroutine at the bottom left of the code window. In DDS for a Display file, you can not tell which record format you are in. For larger D...
9 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Reduce the referenced fields in RPG's outline view

RPG's outline view lists as referenced the fields (or data structures) used in LIKE or LIKEDS. Would be useful having an option to filter this type of references since, usually, are not needed. The benefit of this change becomes very apparent when...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Remember compile type per member

RDi remembers the last compile type used, for example CRTBNDRPG or CRTRPGMOD, however this is not per member. This always requires to right-click on the member, and select the proper compile type instead of just doing a CTRL-C to compile. Use Case...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Add "Open for Edit" shortcut in IBM Rational Developer for i

When the developers browse source codes using IBM Rational Developer for i, they often open source members using mouse right-click option 'Browse With" as they do not want to lock the source member while browsing.When the developer decides to actu...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Preference to not update ILE RPG model on every keystroke

Add a preference to only update the ILE RPG model that drives the outline view, hovers, etc when the Refresh action is done (or when the cursor leaves the line) and not on every keystroke. Use Case: I am editing a large ILE RPG member and I don't ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Locking source in IFS when opening with LPEX editor

When opening a source in the LPEX editor, which is located in the NFS in a source file, the member will be locked. When opening a source in the LPEX editor, which is located in the IFS in a stream file, the stream file will NOT be locked. The stre...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Adopt a more frequent release schedule

Currently the use of unrecognized keywords interrupts the outline and ctrl + space functionality. The last example is related to the keywords %UPPER and %LOWER.Adopting a frequent release of updates related to new keywords would help a lot. Use Ca...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

RDi 9.6 - Show Object Description in Remote Systems Pane.

I am using RDi 9.6. When Viewing object n Remote Systems Explorer you can only see the object and its type in the pane. It would be greatly beneficial to have the object description to show as well. Use Case: When working on a project and you are ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration