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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Bring back and improve Snippets in RDi

The Snippets view has been removed from RDi since version 9.8. Also the export, export for automatic distribution and import of Snippets was removed. Please bring back Snippets and improve them by adding "light scripting" or at least conditional c...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Export Outline View Contents

The Outline view has drastically improved over the last several RDi releases. I propose that the data from the outline view be able to be exported. This data could then be used for a number of helpful things, but it would be especially helpful in ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Include custom perspectives in push to client

The push to client feature is a nice addition to reduce the work required when creating a new workspace, especially when upgrading to a new release (re-using a workspace between releases can cause issues so I always create a new one). However, thi...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Tooltip for CL-Variables in Debug-Mode

In RPGLE the debugger is capable to show the contents of variables in a tooltip by selecting and hovering over its name. This functionality does not work for CLLE. Use Case: Any CLLE-program that needs to be debugged.
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future 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...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Not under consideration

ScreenDesigner should support Compile Menu in Design or Preview mode

When opening a member with Screen Designer, the Compile Menu is shown only when in the source tab, it is not shown when in the Design or Preview tabs. I believe the Compile menu should be available irrespective of the tab that is active in the edi...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under 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

Outline - Show Declared DISK Files' Defined Usage

In the Outline view of RDi, within Global Definitions then Files, there is a list of all declared files in the program. It would be extremely useful to display a DISK file's defined usage, so we can easily see all *update/*output/*delete/etc. capa...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Include Python and Perl IDE in RDi

IBM wants developers to use open source languages, therefore IBM has delivered Python and Perl. There is no IDE for these languages with IBM i integration.Please deliver plug-ins and perspectives for Rational Developer for i (RDi) for these new la...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

DB Development Perspective allow subset on Edit

IBM Rational Developer for i (RDi) version has a Database Development perspective that allows editing of the contents of a Db2 table (right-click on table->Data->Edit). This brings back an arbitrary subset of the rows in the table. T...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration