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: IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers

Showing 43

IFS streamfiles need additional OIR-like attributes

IFS streamfiles have a number of attributes, many seem IBM i (OS/400) specific, visible via WRKLNK option 8=Display attributes, and can be specified or changed via the CHGATR command ATR parameter, such as: *CCSID, *ALWCKPWRT, *USECOUNT, *DISKSTGO...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Audit Issue with PASE and QSHELL

Recently we had user move critical Production IFS folder family using PACE or QSHELL options. This caused a critical production issue. The only tracking found was in QAUDJRN OM record showing IFS folder move. This did not show actual commands exec...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 14 Not under consideration

IFS view in Navigator for i does not show same change date of objects as Green screen view of IFS

Using IBM i Navigator for i (Browser Interface) the directory '/Qopensys/lib' displays a changed date of 12/09/12, but when I look at the Changed Date of the same directory using a green screen the Change Date is 3/30/20. I used the CL Command EDT...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

whatever is cleared or reset during IPL that improves IFS backup be provided in a utility that can be run before IFS backup

when IPL is performed prior to backup, the IFS backup runs 5 hours quicker than normal. Data has been provided via PMR 32492,442,000. A utility to use that clears or resets whatever happens during the IPL would be a tremendous benefit to ensure th...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

15 Character limit on Domain name in i5/OS NetServer Properties, need at least 30, but 256 is optimal

System: IBM i Actor: User needing updated functionality.The i5/OS NetServer properties allows a user to specify a domain name. In iNavigator when attempting to update the domain name in the i5/OS NetServer General Next Start screen the domain name...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Add copy while active parameter to CPY, CPYFRMIMPF, CPYFRMSTMF commands

The CPY, CPYFRMIMPF, and CPYFRMSTMF commands will not copy the contents of a file which is currently open for update. User applications which import text files uploaded into IFS directories from applications like MS Excel fail because Excel retain...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

CPYFRMSTMF needs SRCCHGDATE parameter as on CPYSRCF

CPYFRMSTMF needs a new parameter SRCCHGDATE(*FROMMBR) that works just like the SRCCHGDATE parameter on the CPYSRCF command. SRCCHGDATE(*NEW) can allow for compatibility with the existing behavior of the CPYFRMSTMF command. Note that this proposed ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Not under consideration

Change STRPCCMD to NOT pop up the STRPCO window

As part of modernization, I have convert reports (spool files) to PDF documents. I then run the NETSERVER command STRPCCMD to display the PDF document. The request:Change the process to either suppress the pop up window or run it minimized. There ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 7 Not under consideration

NetServer support of SMB2 not support Change Notify

After reading the document https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1021348 and that you would like to be implemented support for CHANGE_NOTIFY in the Iseries Use Case: Problems described in the document (https://www-01.ibm.com/support/...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Not under consideration

Allow authority on IFS share (logical)

Allow additional authority (for example *USE/*EXCLUDE) on the logical IFS share name instead of only on the underlying physical path. Use Case: Typically the IFS root is shared, however this should only be accessible for administrators while now t...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration