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IBM Power Ideas Portal

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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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CRTDUPOBJ command update a status file or periodically send a message to the job log that indicates the percent complete

There isn't an interface to the CRTDUPOBJ command that allows us to monitor the status, nothing found in Advanced analysis too, So have the CRTDUPOBJ command update a status file or periodically send a message to the job log that indicates the per...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Save and reuse favourite shell commands, sql statements, qsh statements, ...

Simplify the persistent reuse of statements as we do within cl: with F9 and have that for other environments like qsh: qcmd: sql: bash:. These options are not yet persistent and not easy to manage. I would like to easily build my favourite menus b...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Recipient Email Notification of AJS jobs when job time limit exceeded

We need Advanced Job Scheduler (AJS) have the ability to send an email notification (not message to the message queue of the user running the scheduled job) to be sent after a specified scheduled job exceeds the time limit threshold specified in t...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Retrieve data area description

Develop a CL command or API to retrieve the description of a data area (i.e., retrieve the type and length of the data area). Use Case: When ready to promote development work to production which includes any new data areas. Retrieve the data area ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

Let the system Print Key function Print the entire subfile

Currently when doing a print key it prints only what is o the screen. If there is a subfile, a custom program needs to be done to print the subfile. A subfile where the roll-up/down is controled by the system, the system knows already what is in t...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

Advanced Job Scheduler Output Queue Monitor and Distribution

We would like to have more parameters in the output queue monitor that allows for wildcard file name such as QP1A* and a delay that allows time for multiple spooled files to develop. Then bundle the spooled file into a common .PDF and follow the e...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Evitar que un abrazo mortal paralice la maquina

Cuando se presenta una situación de LCKW masivos, mientras se encuentran los trabajos que están en abrazo mortal, la maquina deja de responder.La búsqueda es bastante dispendiosa, cuando encontramos los trabajos causantes del LCKW masivo, lo que h...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

IBM Connections 5.0/5.5: Make threads in the forums sortable by date

I have not found any "IBM Connections 5.0/5.5" in the product selection. Therefore, I have classified this as "ibm i". Threads in the application forums should be sortable by date. It should be selectable by the user whether the newest posts shoul...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration