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Refactor->Extract Procedure - for ILE RPG

Code Refactoring is a well known software best practice that involves improving the structure of existing computer code while preserving its behaviour.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoringEclipse already has excellent refactoring support ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Please change the icon for Rational Developer for i (RDi)

Please change the icon for Rational Developer for i (RDi). The current one is horrible and looks like a fuzzy dark meaningless spot. When this icon was originally changed about 2 years ago I called support thinking there was a problem with my inst...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Change SQL function TIMESTAMPDIFF result from INTEGER to BIGINT

The SQL scalar function TIMESTAMPDIFF currently returns an INTEGER result. When requesting a result in microseconds, INTEGER only works for a difference of about 35 minutes before getting an SQLSTATE 22001 error. A BIGINT result would allow a much...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered

%join() to catenate strings to one string

In Java there is the method join() to catenate strings into one string including a delimiter. I would like to have a function like this. For example%join( '/' : 'dir' : 'subdir' : 'file.txt')resulting in the string 'dir/subdir/file.txt' or if you ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Delivered

Allow expressions in CL CALL and CALLPRC commands

Allow expressions to be used in the PARM parameter of the CALL and CALLPRC commands. This would eliminate the need to declare single-use variables to serve as parameters. Use Case: Instead of this: dcl &Limit *char (9) dcl &CODate *char (6...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Delivered

Autosave Run SQL Scripts

A feature of some code editors (i.e. VSCode, SublimeText3) is the ability to restart the app and have it retain unsaved files and/or editor windows (code that is in an editor window but hasn't yet been saved to a file). This is a nice feature for ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 16 Delivered
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RPG refactoring ability

Would like to be able to perform refactoring on RPG code similar to the refactoring Eclipse can do with C++. Refactor > RenameRefactor > Extract Local VariableRefactor > Extract ConstantRefactor > Extract Function Use Case: Start with ...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 15 Delivered

Make %subst and %len operate on characters for UTF-8 and UTF-16

Since V7R2 RPG supports UTF-8 and UTF-16 data. That is very nice, however, its usefulness is limited by the fact that %len and %subst operate on bytes instead of characters. That makes it practically impossible to process a UTF-8 of UTF-16 string ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

IBM i ACS Run SQL Intellisense functionality

Customers keep using WINSQL instead of IBM i ACS Run SQL scripts, because what Microsoft WINSQL offers them outperforms IBM i ACS Run SQL scripts functionality. With one big exception, WINSQL does not have the cancel option. Use Case: In the SQL s...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered

Add SQL Assist to Run SQL Scripts

Add SQL Assist capability back into Run SQL Scripts. Use Case: In the old System i Navigator, (the predecessor to IBM i Access Client Solutions) there was an option to Run an SQL script when viewing tables or schemas. When the "Run SQL Scripts" wi...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered