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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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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

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 ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 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 ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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...
almost 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 ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Freely Choose Tab Color for Members in LPEX

The user should be able to set the color of an LPEX tab. Example: When working on a customer management application, one could color all members (RPG, DDS, CL etc.) that belong to processing the customer list in one color and the ones that belong ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration