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Allow alphabetic expand/contract grouping in outline for fields

In the outline view, allow the fields to be grouped alphabetically with the ability to expand/contract the on the each character in the alphabet to view all the fields for that expanded character.All the variables that begin with 'A' would be grou...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Automatically connect a pointer with a based structure while RPG debugging.

While debugging RPG Programms with Variables or DataStructures which are based on a Pointer, the Values of these Variables are always displayed as asterisks.In my opinion the Debugger sould automatically connect the pointer with the Variable or Da...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Searching in the member change history for the iProject perspective

One feature that I think it would be really valuable is the ability to search for an specific string in the member change history of the iProject Perspective. I appreaciate a lot the 'Compare with local history' featute of the iProject Perspective...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Homogeneous support for NULL capable fields between RPGLE, RPGLE triggers and RPGSQLLE

Today the use of tables with NULL capable columns is divided into three different methods : RPGLE programs use %NULLIND built-in functionRPGLE trigger programs must define an array and a way to link the array to the fields name (by position)RPGSQL...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Preserve previous search/filter parameters

When I search / filter using dates, especially when using between dates, I have to re-type the same values for each member. Use Case: .The function (ctrl+shift+D) always shows the default date (today) and default search (Equal). Would be nice and ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Automated Unit Test Framework for IBM i

An automated test framework for RPG and COBOL on IBM i is requested. This is similar to JUnit for Java or zUnit for Cobol/PLI on System z. This request is submitted on behalf of Oxford International. Use Case: Automated testing for RPG and COBOL o...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Position line selected from COBOL outline more usefully

PMR (or SR) 36551,422,000 actually dealt with which editor view was positioned from a selection in the outline. This is a request to have the selected line appear at or toward the top of the editor window. Currently, the selected line (paragraph,s...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

Enhance Data Tools code to handle naming convention system.

Using Rational Developer for Powevr 8.0.3, make a Connection to DB2 for iOS V5R3 using the naming system convention, like in this example: jdbc:hostname;prompt=false;naming=system; The connection works. When expanding the packages in the Enteprise...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

split views & closing RDp

when editing a source member and you have mutliple views open if you close RDp & reopen it opens up with the single "main" view. it would be nice if RDp "remembered" the number of views on the source member and opened with the same number of v...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Report designer in overlays

Within Rational Developer for Power Systems allow the report designer to pull in any overlays so the designer can assist in lining up the print file data around the form (overlay). Use Case: Currently, we have use the USDA's health certificate for...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Not under consideration