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 (

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 ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


RDi (Rational Developer for i)

Showing 412

Show SQL referenced items in Outline View

Tables, views, and columns referenced in embedded SQL do not appear in the Outline View. Use Case: **free ctl-opt dftactgrp(*no); dcl-s table char(10);dcl-s lib char(10);dcl-s text char(50); // table exists on every systemexec sql declare pgmr_own...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Debugging in RDi should require only one step over EXEC SQL statements

It would ease debugging if we could compile programs with compile option DBGVIEW(*NOSQLSRC) No SQL source. This would skip over all embedded sql statements but still would allow them to run. Use Case: This saves time when you are debugging program...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Not under consideration

LPEX Bracket matching

When editing sources which have expressions that contain multiple brackets it is often difficult to see which open and closing brackets match. Most other editors highlight the pair of matching brackets while navigating in the source, please provid...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Provide Split Screen Capability for all iSeries file types in RDi

We currently do a large amount of SQL development on the iSeries via RDi 9.0 and split screen capability is not available for SQL source members defined with a file type of SQL (non-standard). There is no good standard file type that is available ...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

Create/Amend filters using search results

When I access PDM's "find string" from within RDP (or through a remote search), I would like to add the results into a new/existing member filter, object filter and/or iProject folder with a click of a context option. This will allow large filters...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Allow Expanding or Collapsing Code Sections

Rational Developer for IBM i provides the ability to find the beginning and ending of conditional statements by using Ctl-M (Highlights the entire section of code) or Ctl-Shft-M (Toggle from the start to the end of the section of code). It would b...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Rdi Debug of RPG Step Over enhancements - EXSR and Exec SQL

Currently when debugging RPG code with RDi, Step Over will step over procedure/function calls but will step into EXSR subroutine calls. It should also step over EXSR subroutine calls. Subroutines have similar use cases to subprocedures (and some s...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Support wide SQL sources on **FREE

Support more than 80 columns for embedded SQL in RPG with **FREE Use Case: Support of the wider sources allows more easily to write complexer SQL statements instead of splitting over many lines.
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Not under consideration

Outline View: Filtering

I think it would be extremely helpful to be able to filter the items in the Outline, similar to the filtering in the Preferences dialog. Use Case: Especially when there are multiple copybooks or very large programs, the list can be extremely long ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Make Content Assist/Autocomplete work with LikeRec & File Formats

Autocomplete for LikeRec does not offer up the files that are defined. Please have it do so. Autocomplete also doesn't bring up formats for files. I noticed this with a delete of a record from a qualified file. (I qualify all files in my programs....
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration