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 votes: RDi (Rational Developer for i)

Showing 152

Allow seamless Git integration with RDi

Make Git adoption in RDi seamless for RPG developers. RDi currently has iProjects which can be used to adopt Git, but iProjects operate on the premise of offline editing. Not all RPG developers are going to be editing offline. Use Case: Focus on a...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

Allow "Refactor" to rename the record format named on the SFILE() keyword in a dcl-f statement.

When refactoring record format names in a display file, I noticed that using the Refactor action on the record format name works fine everywhere BUT the file specification that references the record format name on a SFILE() keyword. I have to reme...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

RDI support for current MAC OS

Installation Manager is not signed to run on Mac OS Big Sur and Mac OS Monterey versions Use Case: Install RDI products on new Mac Computers. Update existing installations where the Operating System has been upgraded.
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

LPEX highlighting of matching keywords/brackets

A lot of editors will visually highlight matching parentheses when the cursor is resting on one half of the matching items. It would be nice if the LPEX editor could provide the same for RPG code. Use Case: * Highlight matching parentheses* Highli...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Show Current DSPF or PRTF Record Format In Editor

When working with a source file for a DSPF or PRTF, based on the cursor position, display the current record format in the editor. This would be similar to the option for ILE RPG, "Show current procedure or subroutine in editor" (location: Window&...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDi Live Parsing / Outline needs a better cache

Remote connection to IBM i server through VPN tunnel causes Live Parsing / Outline feature to slow down excessively. Update process to have a preference to refresh and a time for auto-refresh of the cache. When the time has not passed DO NOT check...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

From a SQLxxxLE source, a "SQL prompter" on SQL lines

From a SQLxxxLE source, a "SQL prompter" on SQL lines as we can have in SEU with the F4 function key Use Case: Helpfull to code SQL statements
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Future consideration

Show true data type of parameters declared with *EXACT

When showing content assist, or in the Outline view, when displaying the prototype of a procedure, show the actual declared data type for the parameters declared with options(*EXACT). This keyword requires that we pass a variable declared EXACTLY ...
4 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Collapse a section in RPG source.

Like in JavaScript or HTML source editors, in RPG I would like collapse a subroutine, a subprocedure, an IF - ENDIF and so on by cliking on symbol "-". Use Case: Like SEU command X.
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

Import existing user defined options into PDM perspective

We are relatively new to RDi and have a lot of user defined options coded for the green screen version of PDM. RDi does have a PDM perspective but there is no way to bring in the pre-existing options already defined in the green screen PDM. Need t...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration