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IBM i

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Enhancement to Show Block Nesting for Else and When

Currently Else and When are ignored when Show Block Nesting is requested. Else and When could easily be shown also with a horizontal line connecting to the innermost vertical line. The horizontal line would (should) never need to go beyond the inn...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Hebrew looks backwards when exiting visual mode in LPEX editor

RDp/Lpex support the Visual Widget used to enter the text in Hebrew Use Case: When selecting a source member in the iProject view and writing Hebrew in visual mode (Alt + =), while in visual mode Hebrew looks correct.When exiting visual mode the H...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Prevent Save Password &? Auto Login

We need to prevent RDp users from saving their userID and password in the "Remote System Explorer" perspective or prevent them from adding such information in menu window>Preferences then under Remote Systems>Password Use Case: When prompt t...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

IBM i Search (CTRL-H) running in background

I wish the IBM i search (CTRL-H) would run in the background, just like the outline does. That way, we could continue to work while the search is in progress. We could even launch multiple search at once. I'm still using FNDSTRPDM and option 25 in...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Allow a different editor to be associated with member via Window/Preferences/General/Editors/File Associations

I have added "Screen Designer" as the default associated editor for *.dspf file type. But when I double-click the DSPF I get the plain LPEX editor. Use Case: Open the correct default associated editor when double-clicking the *.dspf member.
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Auto-Caps in DSPF

The parser knows that the field name and/or keywords need to be in caps; why doesn't the editor put them in caps. Use Case: enter field name in lower case and see that editor converts it to uppercase.
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Find String result save/print

Find String can be performed to locate where, in all or selected source, a string exists. The results show what source code the string was located in. The problem comes when you want to save the ?find result' or print it out. This capability does ...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Content Assist - Show Decimal Positions

When using content assist to see the definition of a numeric variable, it displays the numeric type (packed, int, etc) and the total length of the field, but does not tell you how many decimal positions it has. I would like it to display the decim...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Content Assist - See the Value of a Constant

Content Assist gives the definition of a field, but does not work on constants. It would be nice to have content assist show the value of a constant. Use Case: There are times when knowing the value of a Constant is helpful, and when I need to kno...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

The outline view for Cobol program is not detailed

The outline view for Cobol programs on IBMi is poor and not as detaild as the Outline for RPG source member or even for Cobol for AIX programs. Use Case: Provide the same view which is already present on the Development Cobol for AIX, or something...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered