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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:

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Start by posting ideas and requests to this portal to enhance a Power product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The Power teams will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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Provide a way to Supress CPC2206

When running applications that do things such as recreate an object ("CREATE or REPLACE" in SQL or Create user space with option to Replace it) the system generates CPC2206 "Ownership of object XYZ in ABC changed."In some applications this can get...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

WRKACTJOB - add a filter by Status

On our system, we frequently have thousands of jobs running. While we can sort by status, it would be very nice to be able to filter by status so we do not have to scroll across dozens of pages to get to the status we want to isolate, and also wou...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Create an AS/400 environment, similar to S/36 environment

Create an AS/400 environment that requires a startup command - eg. STR400 - similar to STRS36. Isolate certain OS functions that can only run if you start this environment first - eg, STRSEU, STRQRY, STRSDA.. Any green screen command that has an e...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 9 Not under consideration

Last use date of folder in System Log

In Content Manager OnDemand for i:A new System Log message that indicates which Folder was used to submit a query, the metadata / indexes searched for, and maybe the total combined time (CPU seconds & wall-clock seconds) to complete the query ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

The limit of 9999 records in a subfile is more than 30 years old. Time to increase

There is some justifcation about the limit of 9999 for a subfile. It is more than 500 pages. To roll so many pages does not make sense. But many have desinged programs that search subfiles, sort the subfile, print the subfile, see also request htt...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

Fix QsnRtvWinD so that it correctly returns its information

The DSM API QsnRtvWinD does not correctly populate the passed in data structure with the current window description. This causes errors when using that information in the QsnChgWin API--for example, the window border will not recognize the GUI_Sup...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Provide a Real Retrieve Identity of Last SPOOLED File API

The QSPRILSP API was useful to retrieve the last spool file created in a job. Today, however, it has been compromised and returns the last spooled file in the thread in which the API runs, not the last SPOOLED file for the job for which it was ori...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

IP based Printers

An API that can show IP addresses for remote output queue or printers using IP addresses. We have several client systems that we support. Having a simple way to list those IP addresses would make supporting their systems easier for us. Use Case: W...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

AJS - immediately transfer calendar changes to job planning entries

Licence Program 5770-JS1:If a calendar (run, holiday and fiscal) is changed, the properties of the affected jobs should be automatically and immediately adjusted accordingly. Use Case: Several jobs are controlled via the calendar RUN and the holid...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Add more user defined attributes/object information to an object

At the moment the user can only add one additional information to an object, f. e. via the system API QLICOBJD. But as different applications/tools need to add their own information to the object the previously set information will be overridden. ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 8 Not under consideration