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

My votes: RDi (Rational Developer for i)

Showing 222
339 VOTE

RDi Lite, RDi Premium

RDi Lite, RDi Pro, RDi Premium versions needed Use Case: Right now the RDi pricing makes management hesistant in allocating budget as they can't see the ROI on it. To make them see it, we need the Lite version. It should be free and should basic f...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 49 Delivered

Improve the formatting of free form SQL

It would be a good idea to improve the formatting of the free form SQL.This is the result of the formatting performed by RDi: exec sql select * into :dsreginv :nullinds from json_table (:jsonresponse, '$' columns (internalid char(100) path '$.Inte...
8 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Do not show unused annotations for unnamed subflelds in RPG source

In Rational Developer for I, when editing ILE RPG source, an annotation icon may appear in the left margin of a source line which defines a field to notify the user that field is not used in the source program. These “Not Used” annotations may app...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Update RDi Eclipse to more current versions.

The version of Eclipse that RDi and it's family of products uses is now way out of date. Neon is gone and yet our version of eclipse for RDi is from 2017. It's time to allow us to install Eclipse on our own, and then install RDi as a plugin. This ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 12 Delivered

Refactor->Extract Procedure - for ILE RPG

Code Refactoring is a well known software best practice that involves improving the structure of existing computer code while preserving its behaviour.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoringEclipse already has excellent refactoring support ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered
123 VOTE

RPG refactoring ability

Would like to be able to perform refactoring on RPG code similar to the refactoring Eclipse can do with C++. Refactor > RenameRefactor > Extract Local VariableRefactor > Extract ConstantRefactor > Extract Function Use Case: Start with ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 15 Delivered

Add an RPG refactor feature to add the ALIAS keyword to a file or data structure and handle all the renames

Using the alias names for externally-described files or data structures makes the RPG code more readable. But it's difficult and error-prone to change an existing program to use the alias names instead of the short names, even using RDI's existing...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Service Entry Breakpoint conditionable on program variables.

A service entry breakpoint is currently on conditional on the program/cmodule called and userid.This is insufficient if the there are many porgrams invoked under the same userid. What is required is the ability to set a break point based on the va...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Please change the icon for Rational Developer for i (RDi)

Please change the icon for Rational Developer for i (RDi). The current one is horrible and looks like a fuzzy dark meaningless spot. When this icon was originally changed about 2 years ago I called support thinking there was a problem with my inst...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

RDi show full qualified member name in member comparison

In a member comparison, only the member name is displayed in the title bar. Use Case: In the case of the same member names in different libraries or source members, it would be helpful which member is displayed on the left and right. Please show t...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered