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

Allow embedded debug information to be encrypted after program has been created

Provide the ability to add a debug encryption key after a program has been created. Use Case: A ISV needs to send a customer debuggable code, but doesn't want the customer to have access to the embedded debug information. Currently, they would hav...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Simple option to hide command special value

PARM of CMD has the option to specify special values.Those special values appear first in the list of the values in the CHOICE prompt.We would like to have the option to hide some or all special values from appearing in the CHOICE text. Use Case: ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

*NEVER option for PARM PMTCTL

When specify PARM of *CMD source, you can specify the PMTCTL keyword to enable conditional prompting of that PARM.The current permissible values are: Name, *NONE and *PMTCTLWe would like to have an additional *NEVER (or any other name of your liki...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Set Service Program signature via the CRTSRVPGM command

Today, the signature is set by one of the following methods:1. From the STRPGMEXP SIGNATURE statement of the QSRVSRC source2. Automatically generated during service program creation if no QSRVSRC is specified or SIGNATURE is *GEN When using method...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Option to Automatically do UPDPGM to update signature related to Service Program

Currently when a procedure is added/removed or changed order within a Service Program, the signature changes, and all programs that relate to the Service Program need to do UPDPGM. If not, the program fails. There are some tricks to go around, tri...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

FUSE - File System API

It would be appreciated if a user defines filesystem could be plugged into the IFS to enhance user defined connectivity Use Case: Use case 1 - Images in Db2 BLOB.Imagine a user defined file system that maps BLOB into data that can be open by stand...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Add MSGF to program references

We commonly use a change management system to do impact analysis on IBM i objects in our applications. The DSPPGMREF in correctly returns *FILE for a *MSGF reference in CLP or CLLE. The command will be correct to not return anything, but it is imp...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Operating System "IBM i" needs to be renamed

"IBM i" needs to be renamed. The current name is very confusing and it is not clear how to name it. Some call it i, system i, IBM-i, IBMi, IBMI. AS400 was a simple name. I5 was also a simple name. But it did not take long and IBM kept renaming it ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 10 Not under consideration

Make "IBM i Access Client Solutions" work like "IBM i Access for Windows"

With IBM choosing not to support IBM i Access for Windows beyond Windows 8.1, and many companies forcing upgrades to Windows 10, developers are forced to use IBM i Access Client Solutions. Therefore, IBM i Access Client Solutions should be 100% co...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Screensize in DSPF

Today in a DSPF you have the option for DSPSIZ:24x80 *DS327x132 *DS4 Would it possible for the 5250 datastream to add a third option like:21x28 *DS2 additionally would it possible to add a larger screen size as *ds5? Use Case: A normal user have a...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration