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

Application Development

Showing 52

How to input UTF16 over 20000 (ISO /IEC 10646)

Under win 10,some UTF-16 chinese characters are working finewith RPGLE /RPG... and Display FileBut some chinese character with "ISO/IEC 10646" value > 20000, such as "ISO/IEC 10646" = 21884 We cannot input and displayCould you fix it ? Regards ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Bring Eclipse CHE 7.0 to IBM i

Eclipse Che as a zero-install development environment that runs in a browser, Eclipse Che makes it easy for someone to join your team and contribute to a project. https://che.eclipse.org/eclipse-che-7-is-coming-and-its-really-hot-1-4-64d79b75ca02 ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Increase maximum combined length of all fields in DSPF

We are using ProfoudUI, which creates Rich Display files. They are stored in DSPF member types, and are compiled as such (but utilize OpenAccess instead of 5250). Unfortunately, DSPF has a maximum record length of all variables of 32763 bytes - wh...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Please extend the length of ALIAS in a Physical File

Please extend the length of the ALIAS field in physical files. Use Case: Whilst I appreciate that DDS is not really supported from future development, there is a need to make some limited improvements. In today's times, interfaces with other inter...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

No good way to specify a variable with list parameters.

Transferred from AD0276 - Since the early days of the CPF operating system on the System/38, We've been bedeviled by specifying variables for list parameters in CL programs. For every other parameter on the system, if you need to specify a variabl...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

CL variables can't be qualified to that variable.

Currently CL variables whose storage is defined inside another variable (known in RPG as a data structure) cannot be qualified to that variable. CL modules are getting more and more complex given the expanded features IBM has introduced. The numbe...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 8 Not under consideration

CL Language Does not have Array Support

Transferred from AD0269 - The CL language does not have array support, which is something that would be very useful. Use Case: Current workaround: Prior to getting pointer support one had to declare large fields, do a lot of calculating, and use ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

RDI debug "step-back" function key

Have you ever stepped while debugging, realized that you've taken one step too far, and wished you could step back? Or, while stepping, saw a variable change in an unexpected way, and wish you could go back a step and see what its value was before...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Change "DYNAMIC USER PROFILE" parameter using CHGPGM

CHGPGM can be used to change the USRPRF parameter (*USER or *OWNER). It would be very nice if the same command can also change the DYNAMIC USER PROFILE (*USER or *OWNER) parameter. Currently a recompile is needed. Use Case: Developers often forget...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

Suppress the SQL information messages when using debug.

Ability to suppress the SQL information messages when using debug. Use Case: When debugging RPG ILE program with embedded SQL the system generates thousands of spool files with SQL information messages such as "cursor opened", "cursor closed", "n ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration