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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Bring LPEX editor more in line with Eclipse Java editor

I would like to see an LPEX "Editor profile" that makes the LPEX editor work like the Eclipse Java editor as long as it relates to "selecting text" or "text indention" (TAB / Shift-TAB). Selection text, changing the left indention of selected text...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

I would like to see the outline include files that are used by embedded SQL

I would like to see files used by embedded SQL in an RPGLE program in the outline view. Currently only files defined on F specs show in the outline view. Use Case: I use the outline view occasionally to see what files a program uses and how. If fi...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Automated Unit Test Framework for IBM i

An automated test framework for RPG and COBOL on IBM i is requested. This is similar to JUnit for Java or zUnit for Cobol/PLI on System z. This request is submitted on behalf of Oxford International. Use Case: Automated testing for RPG and COBOL o...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Dark Theme - Heap Usage Meter Unreadable

In the default dark theme, the text for the heap usage display is black on black making it hard to read the amount used. Although not critical, it might be good to fix in some future release. Use Case: This is an information tool, but very useful ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Quick Method to Side by Side Compare an Open Source Member

Provide a quick method to compare a source member opened in LPEX editor window. Current option available is slow because it forces browsing through libraries, source files and members before a source member can be selected. It would be a lot quick...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Allow selection of multiple items in screen designer

In CODE/Designer you can lasso many items on the panel you are designing and do things with them, like move, duplicate, DELETE or change a COLOR ATTRIBUTE. Use Case: Use CODE/Designer and attempt to lasso many items and then delete or change the c...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Bring qualified data structure name to top of Content Assist prompt list

I use Content Assist to autocomplete code all the time. For data structures, however, it hasn't been as nice. The reason is because I can't easily simply select a qualified data structure to complete, it brings up all the subfields as well for me ...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

LPEX-Allow different colors for each level of Block Nesting

When using the 'Show Block Nesting' feature, allow different colors to be used for the different levels of block nesting. In the preferences add the ability to specify different colors for each of the available 5 levels of block nesting. Use Case:...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 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...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Allow RPG column sensitive cut and paste into snippets

When custom snippets are created to be used with RPG source by cutting and pasting from correct templates and variables are added to replace the template input, the snippet does not correctly space keyword parameter lines in fixed format lines (li...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration