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IBM i

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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.
over 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 ...
over 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...
over 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...
over 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...
over 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Update outline view constantly

The outline view should be constantly updated with the new information from the editor when the user changed the source code in the LPEX editor. At the momemt the user has to click the refresh button. But that should not be necessary at all for al...
over 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 22 Delivered

Share RSE Connection settings

Provide a means to simply share RSE connection information including host information (host name, libraries, initial commands), filters, commands, etc. We have a large group of developers working in a shared environment and they all need to have t...
over 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Delivered

Enhance color-coding/readability

One of the many things that makes RDp a valuable IDE is the color coding it provides in RPG (opcodes, comments, field definitions, etc.). It's nice, but it could be better, in my opinion. I would really like to see any system reserved words color ...
over 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Search/Replace (Ctrl+F) Enhancement

Highlighting a section of code and then hitting Ctrl+F would cause the highlighted text to be placed into the Find text box as a new search. Use Case: Ctrl-F causes Find/Replace to be displayed, but with the previous search in the Find text box. T...
over 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered
117 VOTE

Function to indent/format existing code similar to how "Source/Convert All to Free-Form" works now

Would like to see a function to indent/format existing code. Could work similarly to how "Source/Convert All to Free-Form" works now, as well as "Convert Selection to Free-Form. on the context menu.This "Indent" function would naturally only apply...
over 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 24 Delivered