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 571 of 3618

RPG Refactor Redundant Code

It would be awesome to highlight a piece of code, find all instances of the highlighted pattern, and refactor all instances to a subroutine or a procedure. For example, the code below. I found three instances of this code in the same program. This...
13 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Submitted

RDi - Member names on each member on Compare

When doing a compare in RDi, it is not always clear which member is which on right and left hand side. In the bar directly above the member, include the member information (library/file(member)) to help identify each member being compared.
23 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted

RDI: Outline - update definition

When adding or removing fields in externally described files it can take a long time before it can be seen in the outline even though I'm updating it. It takes RDI a long time to register that a change in the file has happened. Thus I would like t...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Ctrl / behavior enhancement request

I would like to request an enhancement to RDi for the Ctrl / and Ctrl \ key functions so that they either perform the "new" way which is consistent with Eclispe, or, the keystrokes perform as they did prior to the installation of Version:
2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

RDi: Enhance Ctrl+Shift+M to jump to ELSE, ELSEIF, WHEN, etc.

Ctrl+Shift+M is used to jump from one end of a control block to another, and is very useful in identifying or skipping past an entire control block. However, control blocks are often made up of a number of 'sub' control blocks delineated by ELSE, ...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDi: Add templates for CL and DDS

We have a number of templates which we use for the creation of new programs and display files, and having discovered templates within RDi, wanted to transfer them into RDi so they are at every developer's fingertips. Unfortunately, there's no supp...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDI: Enable change of sources only in specific libraries

In our source management system we have a source library for programs in production and a library for sources that are being changed. We copy the source from the source library to the development library when they are to be modified. You can only ...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Not under consideration

Syntax support for new Cobol verbs

Today syntax checking isn't done for new Cobol verbs like EXIT SECTION, EXIT PARAGRAPH, EXIT PERFORM and ALLOCATE. We are using EXIT SECTION a lot now but RDi always shows that it is some error in the code.
6 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add Align menu to right click context menu in report design to replicate functionality that is in screen design

It would be nice to be able to align headers/fields/constants, etc. in a printer file (PRTF) to the parent like you can when designing a screen (DSPF). Please replicate the right click context menu item Align (with it's sub menu) from the screen d...
6 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add edit/browse capability for called programs similar to copy books

When editing a CL or RPG source member in RDi, it would be cool if you could right click on a called program in that source and edit/browse that program in a new tab. This would perform similar to when you right click on a copy book. The LPEX edit...
7 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration