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[WI 243693] Locks created in RTC plugin for Visual Studio should prevent others from making changes

If you lock a part in Visual Studio with the RTC Plugin, it should lock it, and prevent others from making changes to the part. The current process allows others to continue making changes to the part. It does however prevent them from checking in...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 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

Sort option in screen designer adding problem info to referenced fields - NOT new to version 8.5

After using the sort option on the DDS source screen, lines that have have REFFLD keywords get their length, data type, and decimals filled in. This causes some attributes of the referenced field to no longer be copied in and results in a change o...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Is a defect

Binder language automatic generation

It would be an excelent feature if RDp allow the user to select from a list of procedures in an RPG source code, which procedures are going to be exported. RDp generates the necessary binder language in a source member specified by the user. Use C...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 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

Search argument should not be case sensitive in spool

After compilation of RPGLE modules in as400, spool files are generated. In order to find attributes and origin of a variable(which file or data structure it belongs to) , we type search argument in the "Find" space. This search argument is case se...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Unused procedures and variables warning

It would be very useful if RDP shows warnings about unused variables and unused procedures. Every declared variable that isn't reference should be highlighted, indicating that is unused. For internal procedures (not exported) the behavior should b...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Merge facility should be provided in the file compare of RDp

My customer needs to constantly comparing files and merge them on a System i platform. These are currently done manually by copy and pasting on a greenscreen. I am trying to get them to use RDP for the job but they do not find it much faster manua...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Give me option to make a search type the default

Please give me the option to make my preferred search tool (CTRL+H) search tab panel the default to appear when pressing CTRL+H. Use Case: I currently activate "IBM i Search", "Remote Search" and "File Search" (the tabs appear in this order). In m...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration