IBM RDi is a great IDE for IBM i Programmers writing source code in RPG, RPGLE or CL. But, setting up the editors RDi library list is not that obvious
acronym alert — (1) RDi is IBM’s Rational Developer for IBM i and (2) IDE is Integrated Development Environment – just a poncy way of saying code editor!
When you first get into using RDi, you might ask a common: How do I setup the jobs library list, so that RDi can verify the source code while I’m typing it? Luckily it’s simple to setup. I use two different techniques –
(1) SETUP RDi LIBRARY LIST from REMOTE SYSTEM EXPLORER
If you look at the links in your connection to your IBM i System, you can see a link for Library List. Expand this and edit the your library list. #Simples
(2) USE CUSTOM PROGRAM TO SETUP *LIBL
We can also use the command function, to call a program. If you have a simple CL program to manipulate the library list on my connection that sets my library list. Just click on Connection | Properties | subsystems | Initial command: