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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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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 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...
about 3 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

RDI: Outline should show length and number of decimals for fields defined with REFFLD()

When editing DSPF, PRTF and Physical files where the field is defined using the REFFLD keyword, the outline just shows the field that is used in the REFFLD keyword. It would be a great help if it could show the length and number of decimals of the...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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...
about 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 ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 13 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

Would like an option to run the CL formatter over a whole member

I recently changed the CL formatter settings in Rational Developer for i. I'd like to reformat the member I am editing, but the only way I have found to do so is to modify every line. I accomplish this by replacing one blank with one blank, limiti...
9 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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

Provide code completion on ExtName DS

Code completion works fine in RDI for regular datastructures, however it doesn't work for datastructure define externally, for example; Dcl-DS MYFILE ExtName('MYFILE') Qualified Alias;End-Ds; Typing MYFILE. followed by Ctrl-Space doesn't give me t...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Is a defect