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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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IBM Rational Developer for i, lpex convert H,F,D,P spec to Free-Form

With the V7R2 version RPGLE is possibie to use free formats for Control, File, Definition, and Procedure statements.While LPEX editor allows conversion of specific C, does not allow free conversion formats for other specifications.It would be very...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Outline not showing modified marker on fields using assignment operators

Fields modified using (at least) += are not showing in the outline as being modified "line# (m)". Use Case: I have Live outline on. See sample images for references.
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Is a defect

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...
about 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...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Context prompt for OVERLOADed procedures

When using the context-sensitive completion assist to find a procedure to call, it would help greatly if all of the possible overloaded procedure parameters were suggested using the name of the overload prototype. See Use Case for example. Use Cas...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 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

Preference to not update ILE RPG model on every keystroke

Add a preference to only update the ILE RPG model that drives the outline view, hovers, etc when the Refresh action is done (or when the cursor leaves the line) and not on every keystroke. Use Case: I am editing a large ILE RPG member and I don't ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

RDi 9.6 - Show Object Description in Remote Systems Pane.

I am using RDi 9.6. When Viewing object n Remote Systems Explorer you can only see the object and its type in the pane. It would be greatly beneficial to have the object description to show as well. Use Case: When working on a project and you are ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Add Color Highlight to Item Names in RSE Tree View

In RDi, it would be wonderful to be able to tag a source member name, a file or other object name with a specific text color or background color in order to make the item stand-out on the tree list. This should be "sticky" so that it does evaporat...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Allow multiple method selection in the Java Method Call Wizard

It is too slow and cumbersome to enter one method at a time using the Java Method Call Wizard. Allow me to identify a class and then select multiple methods. This would avoid the need to keep going back into the wizard to add additional methods an...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration