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Rational Developer for i 9.0.1



IBM Rational Developer for i 9.0.1 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page to browse for additional information centers.
Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Installation Instructions

The two common ways to install this update are as follows:
If the product is already installed on your system, you can install this update by using the Update Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager. Note: you will be prompted for an IBM id when using the IBM update repository. If you do not have an IBM id, you can create one at For general instructions on installing an update, see the Installing > Installing Rational Developer for i > Updating installed product packages section in the Information Center. If you are installing the product for the first time or if you are installing an additional instance of it, you can install this update at the same time that you install the product. Click Check for Other Versions and Extensions on the Install page of the Installing Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager.

By default, the update is installed directly from the IBM update repository; however, it is also available for download below. If you download the update, unzip DISK1 and DISK2 to a local folder. Note: unzip both zips to the same local folder. Then register the folder as a repository in IBM Installation Manager. See the Installing > Installing Rational Developer for i > Preinstallation tasks > Installation repositories > Setting repository preferences in IBM Installation Manager section in the Information Center. Once it is registered, you can perform the update. For general instructions on installing an update, see the Installing > Installing Rational Developer for i > Updating installed product packages section in the Information Center.

If you have multiple developer machines, see How to install Rational Developer for i at the latest level on multiple developer machines.

Download Package

The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

Click the FC link below to obtain the release from Fix Central.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a maintenance release of Rational Developer for i 9.0. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Problems Solved

Defects resolved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

Review the Known problems section of the Rational Developer for i 9.0.

As part of IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 7, a major enhancement to RPG IV is being announced: Free-form control, file-declaration, data-declaration, and procedure statements. The enhancement is provided by 7.1 RPG Compiler PTF SI51094.

With the Rational Developer for i 9.0.1 update, the product has incorporated support for the RPG IV enhancement. This includes updates to ILE RPG syntax checking, program verification, editor tokenization, and the Outline view.

There is some functionality which does not fully support the language changes such as the New Procedure wizard, the New D-specification wizard, the New Java Method Call wizard, and certain content assist cases.

Change History

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the enhancements in this release.

Click the link in the Download Options column:

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Technical Support

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  • Visit the IBM Support Portal to configure your support portal experience and review FAQs, lists of known problems, fixes, and a wealth of important support information.

  • Visit developerWorks to access an online collection of tutorials, sample code, standards, forums and other resources provided by experts at IBM to assist software developers using Rational tools including access to the IBM RFE Community.

  • Visit the Jazz Community if you use a Rational product created using the Jazz platform to interact directly with the Jazz development team and other community members, download product trials and betas and track developement progress.

Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:

Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you need to describe the problem. When you describe a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:

  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?
  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?
  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?
  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.

If you have helpful information to diagnose or identify the problem on your system, you can provide this data by following the instructions to exchange information with IBM Technical Support.

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Problems (APARS) fixed
SE55957;SE56120 ;SE54746;SE56605;SE55868;SE55983;SE56520;SE56521;SE56583;SE56591;SE56680;SE56830;SE56895;SE55249;SE55483;SE55918;SE55338;SE56780;SE55436;SE56204;SE56099;SE55437;SE55400;SE57195 ;SE56191 ;SE56174;SE56140;SE56768;SE57112;SE57036;SE54862;SE56575;SE54827;SE55507;SE56557;SE56717

Document Information

Modified date:
02 August 2018