iSeries (AS/400) - Rational Developer for i

Course Details

  • Course code: ISRDI
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Maximum delegates: 8
  • Start time: 09:30
  • Price: £ 1090

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Rational Developer for i (RDi) is an integrated development environment built on the Eclipse platform. It resides on the developer's desktop, supporting development in both host-connected and disconnected (i.e. offline) modes.

Learn how to navigate the system with Remote Systems Explorer (RSE), edit source code with the LPEX editor and the integrated graphical DDS design tools. These products provide the equivalent functionality of PDM, SEU, SDA, RLU and more.

Learn the new features and tools of the Rational Developer for i product and how you can become more productive and move away from the traditional green screen tools such as PDM/SEU/SDA.

Who should attend

Programmers who want to take advantage of the RDi toolset and become more productive with it's features.


This course is suitable for new or experienced developers on the System i and want a quick start guide to Rational Developer for i (RDi).

Course content

  • Perspectives, Filters & Views - describing the general working environment
    Including :
    RSE perspective
    Connecting to IBM i
    Setting up and managing filters
    Objects subsystem
    Working with libraries, objects, members
    Running host commands interactive and batch

  • LPEX Editor - entering, modifying and comparing source code
    Object table view (PDM type environment)
    Editing members
    SEU replacement features
    Finding compile errors
    New Editing features
    Line commands
    Keyboard short cuts
    Changing preferences
    Verification & compilation
  • DDS Design - graphical perspectives for screen and report design
    Design Preferences
    Design Workbench: Outline, Prompter, Preview, Properties
    Design Pallet
    Screen Design: Normal, Window, Subfile
    Report Design Perspective
    Print File Design

  • Debug - using the interactive, integrated debug tool
    Debug features within RSE
    Debug perspective
    Service entry points
    Single click & launch configurations
    Breakpoints: Line, Source, Watch, Conditional
    Monitoring variables

  • iProjects - working disconnected from IBM i
    iProjects perspective
    Setting up an iProject
    Working off-line
    Local & Remote resources
    Adding v Importing
    Using different build styles


A course manual with supporting documentation is provided.


Public schedule Dec 21 Jan 22 Feb 22 Mar 22 Apr 22 May 22 Jun 22 Jul 22 Aug 22 Sep 22 Oct 22 Nov 22

We can run this course just for you - at our locations, a local hotel, or on your site. Please ask for details.

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