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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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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

Add Maximum Line Length as a preference in Free-form SQL Formatting

The SQL Auto-formatter in Rational Developer formats long predicates with the end-of-line preference passed the savable source column length.The SQL Formatter within ACS Run SQL Scripts allows you to specify a maximum line length. This same prefer...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Specify include directories at connection level

Most of the commands for creating ILE modules and ILE programs like CRTBNDRPG and CRTRPGMOD have the parameter INCDIR. This parameter will be needed if there is a copy book in the source to compile, which is located in the IFS and which is specifi...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

RDi Allow Copy&Paste on member filter

Allow a Copy & Paste on a member filter. Currently this only works on an object filter drilling down into the source physical file. Looking at a member filter there's only a Copy... no Paste. Use Case: Copy members within a filter view
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

Change "Compare File" dialog to use a dialog like "Open Member in Editor" dialog at first

When I click on the "Compare to a file" toolbar button, the prompt comes up with a list of connections, similar to that which appears when selecting to browse from the "Open Member in Editor" dialog. I'd like to see this come up at first with the ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Keyboard shortcut for Change Compile Defaults

In PDM you have the option to use F18=Change defaults to be able to set the; - Object library - Batch processing options - Job descriptionWhich is fast and efficient.In RDi this requires; Navigate to ==> windows > Preference > Remote Syst...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Display variable length for CLP variable in RDI (mouse hover)

It will be usefull to have the field length (mouse hover) for CLP variable in RDI Use Case: you have to change a CLP program, you open it in RDI. You want to use a variable but you don't know the length. At this moment you have to go up to see the...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Ctrl / behavior enhancement request

I would like to request an enhancement to RDi for the Ctrl / and Ctrl \ key functions so that they either perform the "new" way which is consistent with Eclispe, or, the keystrokes perform as they did prior to the installation of Version:
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Allow Copy operation with cursor in line number

When marking text, but having the cursor in the line number area, CTRL-C (Copy) doesn't copy the selected text on the clipboard. This requires the cursor to be repositioned which is rather annoying. CTRL-C should work whenever the cursor is in the...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add keep alive for Service Entry Point port

Add a keep alive to the service entry point preferences so that 3825 is not timed out. Use Case: In this scenario, the IBM i has keep alive for ports 8475 and 8476. The debug job seems to be staying alive with the login keep alive action, but the ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration