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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Add ICF file definitions to RDi outline view for ILE RPG

The "Outline view" in RDi currently allows an RPG developer to view the definitions for database objects. We would like the Outline view to also support the record formats contained in ICF files. Use Case: An RPG developer can currently see the re...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Add "Format Source" option to LPEX Editor save preferences.

Add option "Format source" to the "Save" preferences of the LPEX Editor. When "Format source" is checked, the LPEX Editor should format the source code before saving it. Use Case: The "Format source" option is required when using a source code rep...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Find String exclusion filter

It would be great to be able to optionally exclude comment lines from the "Find String" search in RDi. Use Case: Searching through only through only one (German) of our bespoke source libraries for "rechnung" (english = invoice) resulted in over 2...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Make Compare More Accurate

The compare facility is a simple text compare. It easily gets confused when changes to source are too complex. It would be nice if the source compare had at least a little language specific intelligence. In RPG for instance the compare routines co...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

RDI: Missing an option for Hide Block Nesting

We have the possibility to select Source > Show Block Nesting. I'm missing an option to Hide Block Nesting ( or remove it). Right now I have to close the source and reopen it in order to remove them. There might be an easy way to do it but I ha...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

IBM Rational Developer for i version cotnrol: CVS, SVN,... tagging

In iProjects window/Team menu/Tag as version issue Use Case: Tag as version function tags only the selected source member(s), and don't tags the belonging .properties file in projects .ibmi folder. Creating a problem by project checkout as functio...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

RDi iProjects, Compile shortcut keys

When I compile RPG in RDi I can do Ctrl+Shift+C to issue a compile (and if the currently selected source member isn't saved it will prompt to save). In iProjects I need to right click on the source member and select Remote Actions->Compile (RPG...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

RDi iProjects, show Error List tab automatically after compile

When compiling with RDi iProjects you need to do the following to retrieve the Error Listing tab: Right click on the job in the "Job Status" view and select Task Actions->Retrieve Errors. When compiling outside of iProjects it automatically bri...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

RDI LPEX insert mode tab operation

When you edit a source member (RPG full free) and have setup the use of the tabulator, when your keyboard is in insert mode the text is not shifted to the right when your using the tab key. Use Case: LPEX tab s should work like in other editors to...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

in RDi have the ability to use F3 in a COBOL source program

When developing and troubleshooting programs in RDi within an RPGLE program, the ability to jump to a subprocedure using F3 and returning with the "Alt + Arrow key" is a great feature. Request modifications be made to the development tool to allow...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration