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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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  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

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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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Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.


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Have CTRL-S remember last selections like CTRL-O does

Have CTRL-S remember last selections like CTRL-O does. If I want a different save destination, I can pick it from the menu or toolbar. Use Case: Open ACS - Run SQL Scripts, edit something, CTRL+S. You are asked what type of storage source (PC, IFS...
7 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Import source code preserving SRCDTA and SRCSEQ

Please add the ability to import source code from PC's or the IFS where the 3 source member fields are not separated by a comma or *TAB. Use Case: I have source code that I exported on another system to a thumb drive using RDi. When I tried to imp...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Allow Visual Explain query plan to be saved to local file

Currently Visual Explain has two options: you may save the diagram as an image, or save the query details to a performance monitor on the IBM i. I would like to see a third option available, to save the query details to a local PC file (and subseq...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Provide a Tile Session Window option in IBM ACS for IBM i

Provide a way to do a so called Tile arrangement of the 5250 session windows in ACS. Use Case: I support over a dozen remote Power systems with IBM i installed. Using ACS I open green-screens to those session and have an app open and running. I wa...
8 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

ACS - Add feature to run scripts from a HLL.

As part of modernization and as a replacement for RUNQRY, this change would be beneficial. The ACS team has been making some great stuff available. Taking that to the next step... I have a number of applications that would benefit from this featur...
7 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Save SQL Scripts results with Labels

Access Client Solutions- Run SQL Scripts will allow me to display the field names and the field labels in the results screen. But when I select the 'Save Results' option, the labels will not transfer into the saved document. Only the field names w...
11 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

ACS printer output download, add checkbox for using USRDTA parm in download file name

we have multiple spooled file with same file name but are differentiated by user data column. if we could use the USRDTA name in the file name it would be easier for our users to determine what downloaded spooled file they need. *maybe we could ch...
19 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Open Source Package Manager - Add Search Feature

In the Open Source Package Manager it would be fantastic if there was a way to search or refine the list of packages instead of having to scroll through the entire list. This could apply to all three sections: Installed, Updates and Available pack...
19 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

Replace LAN Console with vHMC light support in ACS

Is there anybody on this earth that does not absolutely hate LAN Console? Every Power system ships with an HMC port and a service processor behind it. Please use that as the one and only console interface. Use Case: Package the following component...
9 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration

ACS 5250 Screen History enhancement: Include timestamp above/below image

Currently on version 1.1.8.8 Please enhance to include Windows timestamp data with each screen shot. When using "Save screens as images" function, allow user to select either or both of the following options:1) prefix the image file name with time...
7 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration