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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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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

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

Display variable length for CLP variable in RDI (mouse hover)

It will be usefull to have the field length (mouse hover) for CLP variable in RDI Use Case: you have to change a CLP program, you open it in RDI. You want to use a variable but you don't know the length. At this moment you have to go up to see the...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Add hover help features for Constant length to aid programmer productivity.

While editing programs, we often hover over a variable to see definition information. If it is a constant (DCL-C) type, when hovered over, you see only the value. You do not know the length. It would be helpful to add the length of the constant, s...
8 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDI: rendering a screen takes forever - should cache field reference file

I'm working from home via VPN. When editing a subfile in a display file it takes forever to render the screen using the screen designer. A total of 28 fields in the subfile control and subfile took 10 minutes to render. I think that the cause is t...
9 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Allow Copy operation with cursor in line number

When marking text, but having the cursor in the line number area, CTRL-C (Copy) doesn't copy the selected text on the clipboard. This requires the cursor to be repositioned which is rather annoying. CTRL-C should work whenever the cursor is in the...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDi: Add templates for CL and DDS

We have a number of templates which we use for the creation of new programs and display files, and having discovered templates within RDi, wanted to transfer them into RDi so they are at every developer's fingertips. Unfortunately, there's no supp...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add keep alive for Service Entry Point port

Add a keep alive to the service entry point preferences so that 3825 is not timed out. Use Case: In this scenario, the IBM i has keep alive for ports 8475 and 8476. The debug job seems to be staying alive with the login keep alive action, but the ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Add the table's column text description to the Outline view.

When viewing a program's opened files/columns, within the Outline view (under the "File" category), it would be very convenient to be able to see each column text description, defined by the given table. This could show up directly within the Outl...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDi 9.6: RSE filter/show in table - select member by modified date like F17 in PDM

Rational Developer for i (RDi) 9.6.0.7: RSE filter/show in table - select member by modified date like F17 in PDM.Actually in RSE is not possibile to filter the member list (filter or show in table view) by modified date. Use Case: For example: I ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration