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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Adopt a more frequent release schedule

Currently the use of unrecognized keywords interrupts the outline and ctrl + space functionality. The last example is related to the keywords %UPPER and %LOWER.Adopting a frequent release of updates related to new keywords would help a lot. Use Ca...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 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 ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Compatibility of RDi version 9.8 and EWM version 7.0.2.

We would like to suggest compatibility between RDi version 9.8 with EWM version 7.0.2.Because based on ELM Documentation of "Detailed System Requirements - Supported Software", the version compatible with the EWM 7.0.2 is the IBM Rational Develope...
6 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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 ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 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...
almost 2 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: 9.6.0.12...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

RPG Refactor Redundant Code

It would be awesome to highlight a piece of code, find all instances of the highlighted pattern, and refactor all instances to a subroutine or a procedure. For example, the code below. I found three instances of this code in the same program. This...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration