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IBM Power Ideas Portal

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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Start by posting ideas and requests to this portal to enhance a Power product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The Power teams will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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API qzipzip, stores always the full path. When zip file is for external use then fullpath is not desirable (security)this

When using the QZipZip API the full path is stored in the zip file. When these zip files are to be used by and external party the he must drill down to find his zipped files. Also this expose the internal file structure.So having an option to incl...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Add Last Used Time for Object

Currently, create and change have both the date and time but last used only has the date. It would be nice to be able to see the last used time of an object as well. Checking what time an object has been used would useful in validating if an objec...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Integrate SQL Object Name into IBM i Object Description

More and more IBM i object types are being utilized by the SQL environment on IBM i. However, "the database" is supposed to be Integrated, not an add-on on this platform. Therefore when an IBM i object is repurposed as an SQL Object and a LONG nam...
11 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

Object last used date not being updated for all object types

object usage not being updated all object types. A library was specified in an HTTP configuration.SetEnv QIBM_CGI_LIBRARY_LIST RDB40 RDB40 library was marked for deletion as not being used, no objects being used in library.Confirmed by disk usage ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Future consideration

Full qualified job name in DSPJOB and WRKJOB

The fully qualified job identifier : 123456/USER/JOBNAME is used many several places for interaction with a job However this information is available in the form: Job: JOBNAME User: USER Number: 123456 in both DSPJOB and WRKJOB. It would appreciat...
7 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future consideration

WRKACTJOB - add a filter by Status

On our system, we frequently have thousands of jobs running. While we can sort by status, it would be very nice to be able to filter by status so we do not have to scroll across dozens of pages to get to the status we want to isolate, and also wou...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

add repeat every x minutes to OS400/IBMi integrated scheduler

Please add "repeat every x minutes" / "repeat every x seconds" to the native OS scheduler. Every OS, even free, has this basic capability. I know that there is an "advanced scheduler" product, but my opinion the Operating System should have such b...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

F5 Refresh Key Behavior on Certain List Screens

On the Work with Subsystems (WRKSBS) screen as well as the Display Open Files screen inside the Work with Job menu option 14, if you scroll down to see a particular subsystem or file name and press F5 to refresh the statistics, the entire list is ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration

The limit of 9999 records in a subfile is more than 30 years old. Time to increase

There is some justifcation about the limit of 9999 for a subfile. It is more than 500 pages. To roll so many pages does not make sense. But many have desinged programs that search subfiles, sort the subfile, print the subfile, see also request htt...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

Add SYSTEM NAME (PARTITION ID) to MOST WRKxxx Panels

IBM has done a good job of including the System name/Parition ID on most displays, but not all of them. Several "WORK WITH..." panels do not have the System Name on them. This is a problem for a growing set of Partitions being used not to mention ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 8 Future consideration