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LPEX Editor should support the IFS file system on the IBM i for open or browse of /copy files

In Rational Developer for i is a function for opening /COPYand /INCLUDE files by pointing at the source line where the copy is definded, right clicking and choosing Source > /COPYmember > Edit. This is working only when the Source is stored ...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Add "Selected characters count" to task bar in LPEX editors

When working on COBOL or even CLLE programs in the LPEX editor of RDp, it would be incredibly helpful when selecting text within the editor (highlighting it) to show the number of characters "selected" in the task bar (bottom line) of the editor. ...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

Update bookmarks as source changes

It appears that bookmarks are stored as simply line numbers of a source file. As source lines are added, deleted, and moved, these bookmark line numbers are not updated. Consequently, after a few source edits, bookmarks become largely useless. Use...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Show Nesting for Entire Program (Possibly with different colored lines?)

When viewing a badly indented (or non FREE formatted) program, it is very helpful to see the nesting for the entire program, rather than just the currently selected block. Also, it would be helpful if the lines were different colors for DO stateme...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

ILE COBOL RDP features allowed in OPM COBOL

It takes time for a company to switch all their code to ILE COBOL from OPM COBOL. ? ?You can't just make it ILE and it works like OPM did without taking into consideration Activation issues, Continue/next sentence, other programming issue have ran...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

I would like to see the outline include files that are used by embedded SQL

I would like to see files used by embedded SQL in an RPGLE program in the outline view. Currently only files defined on F specs show in the outline view. Use Case: I use the outline view occasionally to see what files a program uses and how. If fi...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Outline API

It will be really great if the Outline classes could be used from a RDp Plugin project or from a custom Java class. This will allow a programmer to parse RPG source code an to obtain related metadata from it. For example, detect which variables ar...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

evfevent file not accounted for "user action"

I had years adm then aldon (which was Beugue) I remade adm admopswith the ability to compile with build options QBLDOPTSRC include envirronement DVP (development) QUA (quality) PROD (production) well I produce a file (* event), but I would like it...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Enhanced Compare Selection Interface

The ability to show a comparison between two or three members is a very handy feature but the ability to select the member to compare to is cumbersome/time consuming. To select the member, either you have to have the library in the list or specify...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

[RDP] iProjects - Compare to File in LPEX-editor - autocompare to file on Remote System

System: RDPHeader: Compare to File improvement In RDP / LPEX Editor there is a feature to compare to a file. Using this feature is very helpful in many situations but also annoying because you have to set every time the location of the compared fi...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration