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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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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 ...
almost 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:...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 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...
over 5 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: https://youtu.be/gVnH5rgpSu8)The Scratchpad allows for ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 13 Future consideration

Add hover help features for Constant length to aid programmer productivity.

While editing programs, we often hover over a variable to see definition information. If it is a constant (DCL-C) type, when hovered over, you see only the value. You do not know the length. It would be helpful to add the length of the constant, s...
6 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

RDI: rendering a screen takes forever - should cache field reference file

I'm working from home via VPN. When editing a subfile in a display file it takes forever to render the screen using the screen designer. A total of 28 fields in the subfile control and subfile took 10 minutes to render. I think that the cause is t...
6 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 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...
over 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration