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

FILTER BY CATEGORY

Languages - CL (Control Language)

Showing 30 of 3631

Long variable names in CLLE

Allow variables to be defined with names longer than 10 characters in CL. This will allow CL code to be more readable and potentially reference long column names in tables.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Planned for future release

Qualified data structures in CLLE

When defining a data structure in CLLE with DCL STG(*DEFINED), allow subfields to be defined as qualified in a similar way to RPG. e.g. DCL &STRUCT *CHAR(100) DCL VAR(&SUBFIELD) TYPE(*CHAR) STG(*DEFINED) + LEN(2) DEFVAR(&STRUCT 1) QUAL...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 Planned for future release

Add PGM parameter to Command Definition (CMD) command

On CRTCMD, PGM parameter defines the command processing program (CPP) for the command being created. Add this parameter to the CMD definition statement so the CPP can be coded within the command source. Today, the CPP must be specified each time t...
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Planned for future release

Add AUTO-PROMPT job attribute for F9=Retrieve(d) CL Commands on Enter

When using the IBM i command entry F9 or F8 to retrieve a prior CL command, I would like a job attribute that controls whether or not that CL command can be run directly via Enter or Prompted on Enter. This would give us an "Are you sure" failsafe...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 Not under consideration

Provide a CL Command Parameter Option for Required when INTERACTIVE

some CL command parameters can be designated as MIN(1) which makes them have a value before the command may be run. We need a way to set parameters to REQUIRED when they are run interactively vs batch. Add a RQD parameter (or similar) to PARM stat...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Not under consideration

Deliver a Generate List of Menu Options API

Standard (legacy?) IBM i menu object create a *MSGF that contains the Menu options as a MSGID entry. These menu options can be retrieved using the QMHRTVM easily.However our UIM-based IBM menus have no such equivalent and therefore present a probl...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 7 Not under consideration

Command (CRTCMD) to also run SQL stored procedures and functions

Today you can create commands to be used from command line and build them into CL programs. CL commands works as parameter wrappers and calls programs. It will be great if the command concept also could be extended to be able to directly call SQL ...
12 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Not under consideration

Enhance PARM ELEM and QUAL statements to support 8-digit DATE value

When creating IBM and User-written CL commands, the PARM ELEM and QUAL statements are used to define parameters. Today the TYPE parameter of those statements supports *DATE. However it always passes the value into the command processing program (C...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Future consideration

Provide a PARSE_CL_STMT SQL UDTF that returns parms and values

It would be great to have a way to check CL command options similar to how we do today with PARSE_STATEMENT for SQL statements.The ideal candidate would return the parameters (kwd names) and the value the user passed to those parameter in a table ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 5 Future consideration

Blob in CLLE

impossible to read in a clle pgm a file with a field blob Use Case: the mistake is in a clle pgm i want read a file who have a field blob without using this field in my pgm when you declare your file DCLF FILE(SFW_PROD) OPNID(ID3) ALWVARLEN(*YES) ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Not under consideration