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Automatic source building

The features allows the user to configure how an specific source member will be compiled and binded in order to automatically build the source when a change is detected on the code. Use Case: The user press right click on a source member and selec...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Code colapse/expand for subprocedures/subroutines

This feature is to have the possibility to colapse/expand blocks of code such as subprocedures or subroutines.Just like the expand/colpase option in the Java editor Use Case: An [+] or [-] symbol should appear on the left side of the subprocedure ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Possibility to use *LIBL when attaching DB Fields as Reference in Screendesigner

When attaching Reference Fields within the Screendesigner, to a display always the Library is explicitely defined. It would be nice to configure this behaviour and to be able to choose the usage of *LIBL instead Use Case: When using different Libr...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Need possibility to do remote actions for multiple sourcemembers at once

We need the possibility to compile / use remote actions for more than ojust one sourcemember at once.The isea ist select multiple mebers and do the remote action or to select the complete sourcefile to do te remote action for all members Use Case:...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

"Show in Table" view as provided in RSE needed for iProjects

In Remote Systems Explorer ther is an option to show all Sourcemembers or Library Objets in a table view. Use Case: his view is a substitute for the old PDM view which is urgently needed when browsing the short PGM names by looking at the Text Att...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Outline View: Filtering

I think it would be extremely helpful to be able to filter the items in the Outline, similar to the filtering in the Preferences dialog. Use Case: Especially when there are multiple copybooks or very large programs, the list can be extremely long ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Add Kerberos Authentication to RDP

Rational Developer for Power Systems needs to support Kerberos Authentication. This is necessary because our systems are being used to service federal contracts where Kerberos Authentication allows us to meet FISMA requirements. IBM introduced Ker...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Add ability to reset all lines with current date

SEU has the option to change all the lines in the source to the current date. This is not possible with RDp.This is under SEU F13 which is Edit Session Enviornment/Change session defaults. There is an option to Set all existing records to a specif...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Add MONMSG to control codes when filtering view by control; improve [Shft]-Ctrl-M behavior

In the editor view there is an option to filter the view by code, date, etc. And by control, so that the structural flow can be seen better. In CL code, the MONMSG command can have a DO on its EXEC parameter. This, however, does not appear in the ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Allow F3 (show declaration) to show the declarations in other sources

When I cursor to a subroutine or procedure name in an RPGLE member and press F3, the declaration of said item is shown only if it resides in the source member in which F3 was pressed. Requesting that it be able to show declrations residing in incl...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration