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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

Add menu option to convert file and variable definitions to free form

To hasten the move from fixed format RPG to free form, please add source option to allow converting variables, constants, DS and f-specs from fixed to free, similar to how you can highlight lines of code and select convert to free. Use Case: D MYV...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Execute Line Commands over Multiple Views of Same Source Member

Currently, you can only execute line commands within a single view of a source member, which requires you to navigate between different sections of the same code on a single view, and can be time consuming if you have multiple line commands to exe...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Enhance SYSTOOLS.CHECK_SYSROUTINE & CHECK_SYSCST

Enhance SYSTOOLS.CHECK_SYSROUTINE & CHECK_SYSCST to include a "remote schema" parameter. Use Case: Allow easy comparison of SQL objects in test schemas & multi-tenant environments.
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Search argument should not be case sensitive in spool

After compilation of RPGLE modules in as400, spool files are generated. In order to find attributes and origin of a variable(which file or data structure it belongs to) , we type search argument in the "Find" space. This search argument is case se...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Unused procedures and variables warning

It would be very useful if RDP shows warnings about unused variables and unused procedures. Every declared variable that isn't reference should be highlighted, indicating that is unused. For internal procedures (not exported) the behavior should b...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Debug view obscures edit view when in full-screen

When in debug, double clicking the editor tab maximises the source code view. This completely fills the screen; no other views are visible. When stepping through the program, the debug view re-appears and obscures the top part of the source code. ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under 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...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 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...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

NFS4.1 support on IBMi

Hi I am looking for an help that nfs4.1 is supported is supported on IBM i. Also any plans of adding nfs4.1 in new releases.Requesting for guidance on this. ThanksAteev Use Case: Presently i do not have any use case for the same.
about 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration