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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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ILE Build Tools for RDi

I really like the idea of an IDE. It should do all the keeping track ofthings for me. It should help me with my builds, it should make debugging easier for me, and RDI does a lot of that very nicely. But one place where it falls short is in helpin...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 11 Future consideration

Allow modification of Wizard templates and include substitution variables

The Java, D-Spec and Procedure Wizards uses a standardized layout with no option to modify it. We need the ability to modify the template to meet shop standards. Ideally the templates should work the same way as regular templates or snippets with ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDi should prompt options Parameters in RPG

Right now RDi when you have a procedure which allows a parameter for example pointer and the options(*string) RDi (or LPEX Editor) only prompt existing pointer variables.It should also prompt the variables of the type specified in options(). Use C...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Configurable auto-formatting of own procedures

The current code formatter only indents known RPG statements like If, Do, Select, ... but doesn't recognize custom written procedures that benefit from proper indentation as well. The result is that these are now aligned so that their indentation ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Display Unicode variable in the DDS conception perspective

We are transforming character variable to unicode variable. If I want to change the screen in the DDS conception perspective on RDI, It doesn't show variable correctly CCSID(1200 *MIN). You have to go in the Source. No really friendly... Use Case:...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDi-Stop Program Verify when I ask it to stop

If I accidentally press Ctrl+Shift+V instead of Ctrl+Shift+C, the program verify feature starts. It's extremely slow compared to just letting the code compile. I know I can change the keybindings but the STOP button should actually stop the verify...
about 3 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...
8 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

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

Filter STrings to have exclude option

The Filter Strings option for the Remote Systems view allows filters for things like objects. Those filters allow include criteria, but not exclude criteria. It would be really helpful if we could also have excludes. Use Case: I'm using RPGUnit in...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Enhancement to Remote Scratchpad view

The Remote Scratchpad view in RDi is proving to be exceptionally useful when handling a number of different objects and source members at one time. (Ref. Charles Guarino's YouTube video here: Scratchpad allows for ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 13 Future consideration