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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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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

RDi: Support iRPGUnit & IBMiUnit

RDi & command-line code coverage support RPGUnit, however that tools is not actively maintained. Please support iRPGUnit (maintained by Thomas Raddatz and Mihael Schmidt) and IBMiUnit (supported by Marina Schwenk) as alternatives Use Case: Use...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Ability to Copy or Duplicate Record Formats in Screen/Report Designer

In CODE/400's CODE DESIGNER it is possible to easily duplicate record formats with a few mouse clicks. In RDI's Screen/Report Designer this is not possible. Having to switch to the source view to copy and paste a record format isn't adequate nowad...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Include SQL tables in Outline view

In Rational Developer for i (RDi) the Outline view should include SQL tables that are embedded in the code. Use Case: Even though there are not any RPG "F" specs or DCL-F statements it would be very useful to identify and allow navigation to table...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

RDi CL formatting for declaring variables with defined storage

Add a preference to indent DCL statements for variables with STG(*DEFINED). Use Case: Declare an incoming parameter for a qualified object and then declare the object name and library. With the indentation it would look similar to the following: d...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Syntax Highlighting (and Outline) in Compare View

When the compare view will allow merging as requested in RFE 70905 it should also enable syntax highlighting and accessing the outline, so you can work with the code like it was opened using the "compare" action in good old CODE/400. (Please consi...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Implicitly defined DS subfield appears in outline as Unknown(0)

I am able to have a subfield in a data structure that does not have a definition specified. The compiler determines the definition at compile-time based on other fields that overlay the field. However, the outline shows Unknown(0). Below is an exa...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Is a defect

Allow F3 (show declaration) to show the declarations in other sources

When I cursor to a subroutine or procedure name in an RPGLE member and press F3, the declaration of said item is shown only if it resides in the source member in which F3 was pressed. Requesting that it be able to show declrations residing in incl...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

When positionning from error view do not automaticaly select text in editor

In RD Power, when there are compile errors they are shown in the Error list view. When we double-click on an error in that list, the editor is positionned to the line, column of the error.The code in error is also selected.However we find that it ...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Delete multiple fields in screen designer at the same time

Possibility to delete multiple fields at the same time (with one delete action) Use Case: 1. open DSPF in screen designer2. select more than one field3. use the delete action
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration