Can you check and see if there's a member in your source file (on the i)
named something like RSExxxxxxx. By default when RDi saves an existing
member, it saves it to a member named RSExxxxxxx. Then it will overlay the
old member. This has helped reduce the possibility of losing source code.
It's been rare, but I have seen similar things to your experience. But
I've always managed to find the code somewhere else--like in the
RSExxxxxxx member or somewhere different on my PC. (The xxxxxxxx part is
from the job number or something like that--I don't recall off the top of
my head.)

Most of the time when I have an issue, it's because I'll save all my open
source members and close down RDi too quickly. (This really shouldn't be
an issue, but at times it's been a problem.)

Also, you could check the error log and see if there was anything odd
noted around the time you saved it. Then maybe open a PMR/SR with IBM?

Michael Quigley
Computer Services
The Way International

"RPG400-L" <rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote on 04/08/2017 01:00:02
----- Message from Alan Campin <alan0307d@xxxxxxxxx> on Fri, 7 Apr
2017 10:29:18 -0700 -----


"RPG programming on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)"


Re: Rational Developer losing source code

Well, I am glad to know I am not the only guy to have the problem. Was
beginning to think I was losing my mind. Oh wait, there it is running
the hall.

On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 10:27 AM, Richard Schoen <
Richard.Schoen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have had this issue at least once with every version of WDSC up to

Always random but painful.

I always make a habit of checking via PDM after a source member has
changed/saved from RDI before its closed just in case.

At RJS we had a mechanism in place to also capture current copies of
source upon open as well in case any code got lost after an RDI

Having a 99% chance of success is still too much of a margin for error
especially when you've lost hours of work like you and I have 😊


Richard Schoen
Director of Document Management
e. richard.schoen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
p. 952.486.6802


message: 1
date: Thu, 6 Apr 2017 12:46:18 -0700
from: Alan Campin <alan0307d@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: Rational Developer losing source code

I am running version of Rational Developer For IBM I.

Has anyone had a problem with Rational deciding to pull an earlier
of code. I didn't think such a thing was possible.

I wrote hundreds of lines of code over the last few days and finished
up a
section last night and very carefully saved that source code last
before I shutdown.

This morning I open the code and all this new code over 3 days is
By the appearances of it, Rational pulled the code from some old copy.
of that makes any sense but I pretty well know that must be what
because I looked at the code through SEU last night before I shutdown
it was there.

Anybody else run into anything like this?

I just tried making some changes and it saved them OK.

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