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IBM i

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RDi Support for 5250 Advanced Function Display Data Stream (AFDDS)

Enhance Rational Developer for i to support new 5250 AFDDS capability (see related RFEs). Enhance the RDi Screen Designer to generate and maintain DDS containing AFDDS keywords. This would enable IBM i programmers to upgrade their "green screen" s...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Enable Job Description to be defined on Printer Device Description

When a print writer is started there is no option to specify a job description. There are three supplied job descriptions:QSPLPRTW - used for all local and LAN Writers QSPLAFPW - used for local and LAN writers for IPDS printers configured with AFP...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

Copied connection on 8.0.3 causes opens to original connection

I copied a connection in RDP 8.0.3 in order to create a work environment with different library list. I used to create different profiles and connections but had troubles with properties being copied. The new connection opens just fine and sets th...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Merge tool for LPEX editor

Extend the LPEX editor to have diff and merge capabilities. Use Case: * Select two source members, and see within the editor where those two versions differ.* Apply changes from one member to another.
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Option required for saving Data Overview Diagram for future references

Due to some business requirement I was generating a Data Overview Diagram from some of the tables from our database. I created the overview diagram and then added some additional information, but couldn't find any option to save the overview diagr...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Collapse the Find String results in RDI with Ctrl -

When doing Find String in RDI and get a lot of results, everything is expanded. In order to highlight and do another Find String on them I have to manually collapse all of them. Would be nice if Ctrl - could Collapse and Ctrl + would expand them. ...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

The Design tab of Screen Designer should show all non-hidden items defined on the record

When designing records, I would like to see all fields/constants without regard to conditioning or attributes. Currently, I comment out the DSPATR(ND) or indicators while I am working on the design, so that I can see everything defined in the reco...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Add ability to select compare tool to use

Add the ability to select which compare tool - LPEX or text - to use within RDp. The compare to each other always brings up the Text Compare.1) select two members in an RSE filter2) the compare with only allows ?each other? this is OK.3) There sho...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Compare to file should be available from the Remote Systems view

Create consistency between the LPEX editor and RSE views when it comes to Compare tooling:1) Compare to file should be available from RSE View2) Compare options should be available from the open source in the LPEx editor other then from the Edit g...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

DataStructure Subfield Access By Variable Property

Add new syntax to RPG for accessing subfields. RPG limits access to qualified data structure subfields to hard-coded names with dot notation. New syntax should be like Javascript property notation dataStruct['literal_name'] or var fld = 'userName'...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration