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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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RDi: display the text everywhere.

Please, display the item's text description everywhere there's a list, for example in RSE or remote search result, exactly like in table view, because it's very hard working on hundreds of items with only 10 charachters. I'm working on Rdi 9.5. Us...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future 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

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

Enhanced iProject

Now that we have completely free format starting in column 1 with unlimited columns, the next step is for the tools to support source in the IFS. I would like an enhanced iProject that resides in the IFS, and does not necessarily tie back to sourc...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Bring LPEX editor more in line with Eclipse Java editor

I would like to see an LPEX "Editor profile" that makes the LPEX editor work like the Eclipse Java editor as long as it relates to "selecting text" or "text indention" (TAB / Shift-TAB). Selection text, changing the left indention of selected text...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Allow RPG column sensitive cut and paste into snippets

When custom snippets are created to be used with RPG source by cutting and pasting from correct templates and variables are added to replace the template input, the snippet does not correctly space keyword parameter lines in fixed format lines (li...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

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

Identify undefined RPGLE variables/procedures in editor

In the Java editor, when we type code that refers to an undefined variable or method, that name has a squigly underline (like a spelling error in many applications). We would like the same feature for RPGLE. Ideally, we would also like a quick-fix...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Ability to use an Overlay (created by CRTOVL) in the RDi Design tool.

Using external printer files, allow the developer to drop data fields more accurately by having visibility to the document or letter being populated. Functionality similar to the screen design tool. Use Case: Gives the developer a visual of where ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration