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IBM i

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Allow help to work on different source language versions

The help system provided with RDi is shipped with the most recent version of each source langauge. Currently, for RPGLE, it is v7.2. Please develop the ability to cause all help for the O/S and source languages to show information relevant to a us...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Keep cursor in prefix area

Modify operation of the editor so that after a prefix (line number) area command (e.g. "cc/cc", "a", "dd/dd") is executed, the cursor remains in the prefix area. Currently (8.5.1),it appears that the cursor remains in the prefix area when "half" a...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

In RDI ability to exit program debug immediately as in F3 using green screen STRDBG

Using green screen STRDBG, while stepping through any program using F10, if the developer presses F3 to exit, the program stops running immediately. This is a bit of a safeguard to many developers where they know they can end a job midstream. This...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

VisualAge for RPG

Allow users to import VisualAge for RPG projects & build .Windows applicaitons - or Java applications within RDi Use Case: Lots of home-grown software written on VisualAge for RPG. Because they were designed from the ground up (and not convert...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Retrieve values from existing objects

Create or modify objects requires you to specify parameters (i.e. Activation Group, Form Size, Orientation, Size, Reuse Delete records and so on). These parameters may be retrieved from the existing object and prompted. A possible list of object c...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Use the printer file page size when prompting compile

When creating a printer file in RDi, we give it the page size (lines and columns). When I compile the printer file using the Compile/Compile (Prompt) option, the default page size values for me are 66 x 132. Since I have already specified the page...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Allow CHGPF and ALTER TABLE to drop columns

When CHGPF is issues as a 5250 green screen command, and the effect is to drop or shorten a column, an inquiry message requesting to proceed is sent to the workstation so the user can allow the CHGPF to proceed. In RDi, this does not work since th...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

No parameternames shown after Ctl+Space on serviceprogram

Since we use serviceprograms a lot in our company, we need to know the parameter names instead of the parameter types when pressing Ctrl+Space in the sourcecode.char(3) int(5) int(5) char(3) is not meaningful to the developersWe know that the name...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Autosave source changes to IBM i

It would be helpful if Rational Developer for I would automatically save source code changes up to the IBM i system at regular intervals. Use Case: A programmer opens a source member in RDi and spends several hours making changes to it. The PC cra...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

The Compare source doesn't compare the french caracter correctly

When comparing source having some french character like ? ? ? ? ? ... the result is not beautiful. Example : "?" is translate with "??" on the screen Use Case: Add french caracters to a source file and compare with an other one. The french caracte...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration