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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Add "Open for Edit" shortcut in IBM Rational Developer for i

When the developers browse source codes using IBM Rational Developer for i, they often open source members using mouse right-click option 'Browse With" as they do not want to lock the source member while browsing.When the developer decides to actu...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 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 ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Locking source in IFS when opening with LPEX editor

When opening a source in the LPEX editor, which is located in the NFS in a source file, the member will be locked. When opening a source in the LPEX editor, which is located in the IFS in a stream file, the stream file will NOT be locked. The stre...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 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 ...
almost 4 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...
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...
about 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 ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration