Skip to Main Content
IBM Power Ideas Portal


This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


Shape the future of IBM!

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:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

ADD A NEW IDEA

Db2 for i

Showing 138

Power off Date by sql

we require the ability to find the time and date of machine shutdown via sql (scheduled via the go power command)
15 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Query Supervisor: Update ADD_QUERY_THRESHOLD procedure to add filters to restrict or allow users by Gruop Profiles

Update ADD_QUERY_THRESHOLD procedure to add filters to restrict or allow users by Gruop Profiles. I think this capability can be enhanced add INCLUDE_GRPPRF and EXCLUDE_GRPPRF to allow more filters when we have the user profiles organized by Group...
29 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

SQL Script Listing Open IFS Share Sessions

The below SQL script "SELECT SERVER_SHARE_NAME, SHARE_TYPE, TEXT_DESCRIPTION, PATH_NAME, CURRENT_CONNECTIONS FROM QSYS2.SERVER_SHARE_INFO WHERE SHARE_TYPE = 'FILE';" will list all IFS shares and the number of current connections but does not provi...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

External Tables

It would be very useful to have tables whose content is given by text files, such as Oracle's External Tables. in Oracle this functionality is obtained like this: CREATE TABLE my_ext_table ( id NUMBER, author VARCHAR2(30), created DATE, text CLOB ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add syslog facility to MESSAGE_QUEUE_INFO table function

This facility already exists for the history log and audit journal table functions, but those are quite limited in scope as many events will not occur in either source. Having the facility to retrieve messages in the same way for ad hoc message qu...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Include DDM File based-on object information in the QDBRTVFD API

Today, when using QDBRTVFD to retrieve information about a DDMF (DDM File) the based on information returns only the Record Format name, not the file or library (or member) over which the DDMF is pointing. This occurs even when the DDMF is pointin...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Allow variables defined with like(<file-field>) to be used as embedded SQL host variables

If a variable in RPGLE is defined with like, and the source field comes from an external file (PF, DSPF, etc), the SQL preprocessor does not like it. Example: dcl-f CUSTMAST keyed; dcl-s qCust like(CUSTNUM); // CUSTNUM defined in CUSTMAST If I att...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

SQL scalar functions SETENV and GETENV

SQL has many ways to store and retrieve configuration parameters. Tables, global variables etc. However when SQL is not the only part of the loop environment variables is mostly used else where for common configuration. So where SQL interact with ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Include non externally described files info in the SYSPARTITIONSTAT sql view

I'm using the qsy2.syspartitionstat function to analyze physical files info, like sizing, number of members, info change dates, and others. I find it really easy to use and has a great functionality. But I was surprised that it doesn't consider th...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration