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IBM i

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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

RDi i Projects - allow saving source in IFS instead of library

Since most of the compilers now support storing source in the IFS, it would be nice if the projects would also support saving source code in the IFS instead of just a library/source file. Use Case: In a project, right click on the project and spec...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

RDi RSE - save IFS filters like libraries/objects/members

When editing source in the IFS, it's really inconvenient to have to browse through the entire IFS tree to find the source you want to edit. It would be much better to have saved filters to quickly go to where you want instead. Use Case: After star...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Include field name specified on procedure prototype in content assist prompt.

We have over 3500 procedures in our service programs. All have the field name that should be used specified on the prototype parameters. It sure would be nice if these field names were included in the Content Assist and would be injected into the ...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Do not change the date field in date area if only change for a source line is a "white space" change.

Do not change the date field in date area if only change for a source line is a "white space" change.Or a setting where you can control the date field in date area being updated on a source line "White space only" change. An example of this is RPG...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

Quick Method to Side by Side Compare an Open Source Member

Provide a quick method to compare a source member opened in LPEX editor window. Current option available is slow because it forces browsing through libraries, source files and members before a source member can be selected. It would be a lot quick...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 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

Push To Client - Save/deploy folder/files

Most 3rd-party add-on tools for Eclipse (RDi) store their configurations in one or more XML files. It would be great if we could specify certain files and/or folders that should be saved by Push To Client and deployed to the same relative path for...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Push To Client not saving Key Bindings

The Push-To-Client feature is not saving customization to the Key Bindings in RDi 9.5. Use Case: Push-to-Client is a great feature for simplifying the roll-out of standard configuration and key bindings would be a natural extension.
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Is a defect

"Open Declaration" should actually open the declaration

When doing a "Open Declaration" on an externally defined procedure or field, RDi simply jumps to the line in the existing source where the procedure or field is imported. This is the easy way out and is not very helpful. Use Case: In the case of c...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration