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Force Outline update when verifying prior to verify beginning

It is annoying to Ctrl-Shift-V to verify code and find that DSPF's, PRTF's, and other file objects & definitions added to the program cause a lot of errors in the error list window. If Verify performed an outline update prior to actually verif...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

More flexible list

When defining a Web Service using IWS it's only possible to limit the size of the returned list by selecting a return parameter that is placed as a first level parameter field when using the "Count" feature or by using the hard coded feature "Dete...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 3 Future consideration

VARCHAR_FORMAT support TZH and TZM format elements

Db2 for z/OS aleady has this https://www.ibm.com/docs/ko/db2-for-zos/13?topic=functions-varchar-format Other databases such as Oracle and Postgresql already support this
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Using restart option i RDI does not reset sourceline date column - it becomes the date for the last time you started RDI.

As the Headline says. Source line date does default to todays date after restart, it keeps the date from the last time RDI was closed all the way down and up again. Use Case: Arrive work in the morning and unlock your computer (which you didn't tu...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Should be able to redact/mask fields in the return data similar to headers and queryString

It's quite likely that sensitive information could be returned from a service. It should be configurable just like for inputs. Bonus points if we could configure masking rules so you can see what the return data looked like, just not the entire va...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Future consideration

Add abiilty to adjust the increment for selected system limits

I am working with a client that has a few very large files that grow daily and system limit 15003 is logged many times a day since the increment is 1Gb. They know this growth occurs and would like to have an option to specify the increment to be a...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

ARE sync PTF Coverletters when available

Always sync PTF coverletters when doing a PTF sync with ARE Use Case: When doing a PTF sync from an image catalog with PTF iso images PTF coverletters are transferred to the target system from the CS. When instead of an image catalog PTF savefiles...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Future consideration

RDi: Enhance Ctrl+Shift+M to jump to ELSE, ELSEIF, WHEN, etc.

Ctrl+Shift+M is used to jump from one end of a control block to another, and is very useful in identifying or skipping past an entire control block. However, control blocks are often made up of a number of 'sub' control blocks delineated by ELSE, ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Manage dates before 1970 in the ILE web service client

As described here http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/iws/faq/index.html#primary4, the web service client can't manage dates before 1970. Improving the management dates for of compatibility with the RPG date type : 0001-01-01 to 9999-12...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 4 Future consideration

Outline View Artifacts from /INCLUDEs

In the LPEX editor (specifically for RPG) the outline view shows artifacts from include files. While I can understand that this may be desirable behavior some of the time, it is very annoying when developing a module that has includes for many oth...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration