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(RPG) Option to configure call level to display in application diagram

RPG application diagram is very attractive. Is it possible to configure the level of call hierarchy for RPG? E.g., select 3 levels or 5 levels of calls in order to make the diagram not too complex and readable. Use Case: Provide an option to confi...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Need to prevent port hijacking

TCP/IP Ports Required for Access for Windows and Related Functions as specified in IBM technical document N1019667 should be reserved for those functions and never assigned to other functions by any IBM program. I do not consider this to be an enh...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Not under consideration

SQL Prompting support in LPEX editor for Cobol on System I

Would like to have the ability to prompt on embedded SQL while editing a Cobol program. The functionality should be similar to SEU's abilities. Use Case: Developing Cobol applications on the Power System I.
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Source formatting

It would be great if RDp had the option to format the source code. For start, simply add the function to automatically indent the source code. This can be applied to the whole member or only for a selected lines. Use Case: The user right clicks th...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Allow object in subfield to resolve RNF3826

When working with Java, particularly with HSSF java spreadsheets, its become necessary to work with more than one spreadsheet at a time. This would be much easier if all of a workbook's objects could be grouped into one datastructure, similar to h...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Mark unreference fields in outline for easier clean up

When changing a program sometimes we obsolete program calls, etc with internal fields defined it would be nice to be able to clean these up quickly. Not all shops have a great tool like RPG Tool Box which has a feature that can do this for a major...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Add binder source prompt to CRTSQLRPGI for lib/file(member)

Allow binder source file other than QSRVSRC for CRTSQLRPGI command when creating a service program object. All other methods for creating service program objects allow the binder source library/file/member to be specified. This allows binder sourc...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Not under consideration

Compare File add Default Source Library

When I do a Compare File for a source in my personal code library, I almost always compare to the same production code library. If I am in QRPGLESRC, I almost always am comparing to QRPGLESRC, and if I am in member xyz, I almost always compare to ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Access Client Solutions missing Windows program group shortcut

I'm submitting on behalf of customer's request.Customer questioned the Access Client Solutions shortcut not appearing in the list of programs on the Start Menu under “I” for IBM or within the "Add/Remove program" in Windows Control Panel. Use Case...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

compile-menu in menu-bar, when screen-designer is in design- or preview-mode

in the screen-designer, there are the 3 modes "Design", "Source" and "Preview". in the source-mode, there is the possibility to start the compiler over the menu-bar. this compiler-menu is missing in the menu-bar when the design- or the preview-mod...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration