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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Bring the "Web" perspective to RDi 9.8

Hello, The "Web" perspective is part of the "Modernization Tools, Java Edition" which can be installed to RDi 9.6 via IBM Installation Manager. But in the new RDi 9.8 there is no way to install/use this perspective, so we're forced to stay with th...
7 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

LPEX Bracket matching

When editing sources which have expressions that contain multiple brackets it is often difficult to see which open and closing brackets match. Most other editors highlight the pair of matching brackets while navigating in the source, please provid...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Show SQL referenced items in Outline View

Tables, views, and columns referenced in embedded SQL do not appear in the Outline View. Use Case: **free ctl-opt dftactgrp(*no); dcl-s table char(10);dcl-s lib char(10);dcl-s text char(50); // table exists on every systemexec sql declare pgmr_own...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Debugging in RDi should require only one step over EXEC SQL statements

It would ease debugging if we could compile programs with compile option DBGVIEW(*NOSQLSRC) No SQL source. This would skip over all embedded sql statements but still would allow them to run. Use Case: This saves time when you are debugging program...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Not under consideration

Ability to use an Overlay (created by CRTOVL) in the RDi Design tool.

Using external printer files, allow the developer to drop data fields more accurately by having visibility to the document or letter being populated. Functionality similar to the screen design tool. Use Case: Gives the developer a visual of where ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Add Color Highlight to Item Names in RSE Tree View

In RDi, it would be wonderful to be able to tag a source member name, a file or other object name with a specific text color or background color in order to make the item stand-out on the tree list. This should be "sticky" so that it does evaporat...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Allow Expanding or Collapsing Code Sections

Rational Developer for IBM i provides the ability to find the beginning and ending of conditional statements by using Ctl-M (Highlights the entire section of code) or Ctl-Shft-M (Toggle from the start to the end of the section of code). It would b...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Rdi Debug of RPG Step Over enhancements - EXSR and Exec SQL

Currently when debugging RPG code with RDi, Step Over will step over procedure/function calls but will step into EXSR subroutine calls. It should also step over EXSR subroutine calls. Subroutines have similar use cases to subprocedures (and some s...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Add SQL view and index statements to outline view

Files used in RPG can be SQL views or indexes that have selection criteria, grouping criteria, etc. In order to know what those are, I need to go elsewhere, such as DSPFD in a 5250 session or a database perspective or, perhaps, Run SQL Statements ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Support wide SQL sources on **FREE

Support more than 80 columns for embedded SQL in RPG with **FREE Use Case: Support of the wider sources allows more easily to write complexer SQL statements instead of splitting over many lines.
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Not under consideration