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

Work Management and Messaging

Showing 65 of 4319

Send message CPPEA55 to QSYSMSG.

The system generates message CPPEA55 when it detects a service processor battery failure, but it is not currently sent to message queue QSYSMSG. If it were sent, a user message handling program attached to QSYSMSG could monitor for this message an...
2 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 0 Future consideration

Add Adopted User Profile(s) to QUSRJOBI and RTVJOBA

Apparently there is no way to retrieve the User Profile under which a job is running when a program that Adopts another User Profile is in the call stack. For example, User BOB signs on and calls program XYZ which is owned by QPGMR and uses adopte...
3 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Under review

Change ADDWLCGRP "Add Workload Group" to set the processor limit < 1,0

Our customers are using LPARs with less than one CPU assigned. To reduce the impact of ad-hoc queries (e.g. via ODBC) we need to set a CPU limit of the ODBC subsystem. Currently with a workload group we can only set a limit to a whole CPU. But we ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Add exit point for job message queue full event

IBM has provided the very useful SQL table function QSYS2.JOBLOG_INFO to return the messages in a job log (we also have the messaging API's, but I will focus on JOBLOG_INFO here because of its ease of use). JOBLOG_INFO can be used to investigate w...
5 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Terminate long running tasks on end requests

In order to terminate a program gracefully during an end request (ex. ENDJOB, ENDSBS, ...) the job end status can be checked (ex. RTVJOBA ENDSTS in CL or %ShtDn in RPG) and acted accordingly. The problem is however that when a job is executing lon...
5 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

Value of column Temporary storage in WRKACTJOB should show the same value as WRKJOB

Sine IBM i 7.2 the new column "Temporary storage" has been added to the command WRKACTJOB . Sometimes it does not show the same value as in: WRKJOB OPTION(*RUNA) QUSRJOBI / JOBI0150 SELECT TEMPORARY_STORAGE FROM table(active_job_info()) I have alr...
6 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration

Change the QGYOLJOB API so that when I job is not found and Job information status = 'L' that the prior entry from a QGYGTLE call isn't copied to the not found record.

When using QGYOLJOB API and the QGYGTLE API to read a list of jobs, if one of the jobs requested to be returned is not found, the returned data includes the Job Info Status value of 'L' meaning the job was not accessible. However the remainder of ...
7 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Future consideration

Add an API or similar option to an existing API to get all messages for a specified Job

Today if you need all messages for an ACTIVE Job you have the Joblog Message APIs, and if you extract the Exception Message Queue for the job you also have that msg queue. But in the context of a Scheduled Job that runs and has finished processing...
7 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 6 Not under consideration

Include the Message File and library in the QUSEC (ERRC0100 or ERRC0200) when returning messages from APIs

Today, when the QUSEC struct is passed to an API, the MSGID and MSGDTA values are returned. However the Message File from which the message was retrieved/sent is not provided. This causes an issue with messages such as GUI0002 or SQLxxxx that do n...
7 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Not under consideration

Submit job where the child job inherit the submitter job's QTEMP

Such option will free the submitted (child job) from the need to create objects in its QTEMP that were already exists in the submitter job's (parent) QTEMP This can be achieved by a new SBMJOB keyword: QTEMP(*NONE, *ALL, *NOTFILES, <object type...
10 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration