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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Context prompt for OVERLOADed procedures

When using the context-sensitive completion assist to find a procedure to call, it would help greatly if all of the possible overloaded procedure parameters were suggested using the name of the overload prototype. See Use Case for example. Use Cas...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Allow current date usage in RDi snippet controls

The snippet view allows you to create dynamic variables, using "${varname}" string formatting. Allow the current date constant value to be selected. Use Case: I have some snippets I use, with variables to represent the current date. I have to cons...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

RDi option to open member/file by URL or other external trigger (command line)

The option/feature, to open a member or IFS file in LPEX via an external trigger like - clicking an URL- a command on client side (Win/Mac/Linux)- a command on server side (IBM i) Use Case: Integration in SCM systems and/or inhouse-tools
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Allow double click to expand/collapse an Outline element

Currently, to expand/collapse an Outline view element, like "Files", "Data Structures", "Fields", etc, (or any of the sub elements), we need to click the arrow to the left of the element name. It would be convenient to allow us to double click a g...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Create plugins for eclipse Classic instead of doing your own version of eclipse for RDI.

RDI is at the moment not able to install correctly without errors on macOS Big Sur. It even required you to change chmod on install directories to just get it startet. Eclipse Classic has no problems with this, it also has a much more smooth insta...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

RDi should prompt options Parameters in RPG

Right now RDi when you have a procedure which allows a parameter for example pointer and the options(*string) RDi (or LPEX Editor) only prompt existing pointer variables.It should also prompt the variables of the type specified in options(). Use C...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Show field text/description on hover (for external file fields)

10 character limits of system names can be very ambiguous. SQL allows for longer, more descriptive names but these are not shown on hover of file fields. Use Case: A developer would quickly see enough field information by hovering a field. This wo...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

LPEX Bracket matching

When editing sources which have expressions that contain multiple brackets it is often difficult to see which open and closing brackets match. Most other editors highlight the pair of matching brackets while navigating in the source, please provid...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Improvement of RDi Commands log and Joblog view

RDi view Commands Log should become more readable by providing means to filter displayed text. Best would be to filter by program call level, and first and second level message text. The same should be provided for the Joblog View.Also it should b...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

QShell Improvements

When starting a Qshell for an IBM i Connection within RDi, currently it behaves significantly different from the shell environment started in 5250 emulation with command STRQSH. Most important features STRQSH has, but RDi Qshell has not: 1) Upon s...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration