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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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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

Enhance Find to search collapsed code

Update the Find functionality to find the search argument in collapsed code. Currently the LPEX editor says the argument is "not found" if all occurrences of it are in a block of code that has been collapsed. Ideally update LPEX to pull the line c...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 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

RDi-Stop Program Verify when I ask it to stop

If I accidentally press Ctrl+Shift+V instead of Ctrl+Shift+C, the program verify feature starts. It's extremely slow compared to just letting the code compile. I know I can change the keybindings but the STOP button should actually stop the verify...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 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 Maximum Line Length as a preference in Free-form SQL Formatting

The SQL Auto-formatter in Rational Developer formats long predicates with the end-of-line preference passed the savable source column length.The SQL Formatter within ACS Run SQL Scripts allows you to specify a maximum line length. This same prefer...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Add a preview tab to Report Designer like Screen Designer

With screen designer you can create indicator sets, assign them to a record format, and preview the results. In report designer you can do all except preview the results. Use Case: I am modernizing reports to utilize *PRTF instead of the program d...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

RDI: Source window should not be closed before saving of the source is completed

After editing a source in the Remote System Explorer and hitting "X" to close it, then I'm asked if I want to save the changes. Clicking on Yes it closes the source window after a short time. I then expect that it has finished saving the source an...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

Can't install RDi on removable device

As a consultant in a small company, I would like to be able to install RDi on a removable device such as a USB stick so I can move it from one laptop to another for use with different clients. Use Case: As a consultant, I am often given a laptop f...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration