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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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RSE Merge Like WRKMBRPDM Option 55 of PDM

Want RSE to have a Merge feature to go along with the Compare feature. Have it work like WRKMBRPDM Option 55 of PDM. Use Case: Before we move something up to Production, we compare(CMPM) the test program with production program. Check to see if co...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Add connection information to editor tabs

When editing source members from multiple connections, it can be challenging to know what connection through which a member was opened. Hovering over the tab will tell you the system, but not the connection. (This is also true for the application ...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

RFE Request - Monitoring same field from two (or more) programs

In the Monitors view, it is possible to monitor the same field more than once when it appears in two (or more) programs being debugged, or in two (or more) programs in the stack. When done, the field appears in the list multiple times as needed bu...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

RDI: Enable change of sources only in specific libraries

In our source management system we have a source library for programs in production and a library for sources that are being changed. We copy the source from the source library to the development library when they are to be modified. You can only ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Not under consideration

Make find option similar to find as we know it from web browsers

I keep hitting the scroll wheel on my mouse after doing a search in RDi and to my big frustration the scroll wheel affects find history instead of the source. There is also the part where you search for something in the Source and you want to high...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Add 'command' action to Lpex Editor Actions

Add a new Lpex Editor Action: 'command' Use Case: Lpex Editor Actions allow us to attach an Lpex function to a keyboard shortcut or mouse click. There are some simple commands, like trim, which can't easily be attached to a keyboard shortcut. If t...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Enable "Show Fields" for externally described data structures

In RPGLE source members, the "Show fields" function can show the fields of an externally described file (F Spec) in the table view. Enable this for externally described data structures. Use Case: Externally described data structures are often used...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Add Hyperlink directly to external stored procedure source

I have a call to an external procedure and I'd like to browse the code.So I pressed CONTROL and hoovered the cursor over the procedure whichchanged the external procedure into a hyperlink. I then pressed ENTER.This took me to the copy statement fo...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Allow F3 (show declaration) to show the declarations in other sources

When I cursor to a subroutine or procedure name in an RPGLE member and press F3, the declaration of said item is shown only if it resides in the source member in which F3 was pressed. Requesting that it be able to show declrations residing in incl...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration