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 ideas: Db2 for i

Showing 137

New IBM i SQL Service to Retrieve Certificate Usage Information

Need a DB2 SQL Service equivalent to API : Retrieve Certificate Usage Information (QYCDRCUI, QycdRetrieveCertUsageInfo) Use Case: We already have the CERTIFICATE_INFO table function, this would allow to know the certificates used (by DCM applicati...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Consolidate documentation for Services and documentation for the system catalog into one area.

Instead of placing the documentation for IBM i Services underneath "Performance and query optimization" move it to "Db2 for i catalog views". Take these links: Db2® for i Services: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.5?topic=optimization-db2-i-service...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 9 Future consideration

Suppress Handled SQL Messages from Joblog

SQL places a lot of messages in the joblog. When diagnosing a problem from a joblog it is often difficult to wade through which messages can be ignored and which messages represent a problem that needs further investigation. It is also often impos...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Db2 service WRKCFGSTS

Create a Db2 for i service that does the equivalent of the WRKCFGSTS command where I can check if a device, or range devices selected by a wildcard, is varied on or off. Use Case: Rather than use WRKCFGSTS *DEV *TAP to see if all of the tape drive...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

UUID datatype for IBMi

A UUID is a Universally Unique Identifier, meaning that these identifiers are unique over your whole DB; even better unique" across space and time". UUID's are stored in 128bit format and follow a standarized format (rfc4122) This makes the type a...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

CTE support in MERGE statement

Currently MERGE statements in DB2 for i do not support the use of CTEs inside the using clause. Use Case: Lately, I've come across the need for this funtionality several times when I had to update large amounts of records in our ERP with data gath...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

INSERT CAST error should provide column name

If a SQL INSERT into a table fails with a SQLSTATE of 22018 (Character in CAST argument not valid), it doesn't provide the column name upon which the CAST failed. Db2 has to know which column it was operating on, it just doesn't provide that to th...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

SQL precompiler support for EXTNAME(filename : fmtname : fieldtype) where fieldtype is *ALL, *INPUT, *OUTPUT, or *KEY

Allow the use of a data-structure defined with EXTNAME(*ALL, *INPUT, *OUTPUT, or *KEY) to be used as an SQL host variable. Use Case: In a case where IO must be done with a workstation file you have to code separate data-structures, one with *ALL f...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

Extend FINAL TABLE to UPDATE/DELETE statement

DB2 on other platforms offers the FINAL TABLE with UPDATE/DELETE statements, however on IBM i this is limited to INSERT only. Please change DB2 for i to also support FINALE TABLE on UPDATE/DELETE statements. Use Case: The statement below... Select...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Support USER as Default for VARCHAR(10) Columns in Db2 SQL Tables

Currently if I have a table with a varchar(10) field in it, I cannot specify DEFAULT USER or any of the other user registers because they are 18 bytes or longer.However on IBM i, user Profiles are 10.It would save me having to write a Trigger for ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration