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Allow alphabetic expand/contract grouping in outline for fields

In the outline view, allow the fields to be grouped alphabetically with the ability to expand/contract the on the each character in the alphabet to view all the fields for that expanded character.All the variables that begin with 'A' would be grou...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Searching in the member change history for the iProject perspective

One feature that I think it would be really valuable is the ability to search for an specific string in the member change history of the iProject Perspective. I appreaciate a lot the 'Compare with local history' featute of the iProject Perspective...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Outline doesn't show all the information of a file

When opening a the source code of a RPG-Program, sometimes not all the information is shown in the outline. For example the subprocedures are not shown. Seems to be an error and the log of RDP shows an Index out of bound exception.See an example a...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Is a defect

Enable BSC protocol for asynchronous communication adapter

In Japan, BSC protocol communication is still used by many customers. Therefore, many customers of Power Systems IBM i need synchronous communication adapter. The synchronous communication adapter #EN13 becomes end-of-marketing. The customer's con...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 4 Not under consideration

Application diagram for CLLE: don't ignore commands inside other command such as IF ELSE MONMSG SBMJOB

The application diagram shows calls from a CLLE member. However these calls are detected only when the CALL command is the main command. If the call is inside a IF, ELSE, MONMSG, SBMJOB, it is not shown.For instance in member MENU isPGM dcl &o...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Use column comment/label instead of column name in Data Table view

Current Data Table view is using column name in the table header. While in Green Screen strsql will display column comment or label as the header. If Data Table view could use column comment/label in the table header that will be very helpful. The...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Background IBM i search to populate Search Results view as search progresses

Since version 8.5.1 we can now run the IBM i search in background and work on other things.However the Search Results view is updated only at the end of the search. I'd like it to update it as the search progresses. Sometimes when searching, we ar...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Power Advanced Toolchain support

Advanced Toolchain is unsupported, therefore not desirable/usable for Banking. Add support (similar to IBM Elite support, to IBM PowerAI Enterprise, which is already a package heavily based on services of open source
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Make hairline cursor a preference - always on

I would like to not have to turn on the 'hairline cursor' function each time I load a source member into the LPEX editor. It would be nice if I could set that as a preference so that it will always be on. Use Case: This feature would be used in LP...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 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) 4 Not under consideration