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

Db2 for i

Showing 367 of 4314

Implementation of restore function that does not change the state of the access path

We would like you to implement the restore function that does not change the state of the access path by implicitly shared access paths. Our customers are having trouble getting their program to do something unexpected by save and restore. We wou...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Allow SQL Precompiler to handle longer names of fields

It must be possible to use long names of fields/attributes defined in qualified data structures when building applications using modern free format RPG with embedded SQL. Use Case: When using names for fields/attributes defined in qualified data s...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future consideration

IBM i Service to list Netserver Share and Sessions

Currently, there is no way to list from an IBM i command line the Netserver Share or Session details. An IBM i Service to list these details would make like a lot easier. I accept that the Go Nets menu is an alternative to this but it has signific...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

SAVLIB / RSTLIB - Guarantee that all type external procedures are saved and restored

Our company does SAVLIB backups of production libraries for last resort recovery and development environment restoration. There is a hole in this process that is recognized in "External Procedures, Triggers, and User-Defined Functions on IBM DB2 f...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

Resolve object references for embedded SQL at compile time

Product: Change Management Our change management application allows us to track changes, automate our deployment and development process, and perform impact analysis, all of which give us better controls and reduce risk in our software development...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

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...
10 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...
about 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