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

RDi (Rational Developer for i)

Showing 599

RDi 9.6: RSE filter/show in table - select member by modified date like F17 in PDM

Rational Developer for i (RDi) 9.6.0.7: RSE filter/show in table - select member by modified date like F17 in PDM.Actually in RSE is not possibile to filter the member list (filter or show in table view) by modified date. Use Case: For example: I ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDI-COBOL: Allow apostrophe for SQL literal delimiter

See Support Case TS003461172--PMR's are old school :-! In the LPEX editor, SQL statements with a blank value trigger a "SQL0113 Name ' not allowed" message. e.g.: ----------------------------exec sqldeclare SampleCursor cursor forselect Field1, ' ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Provide code completion on ExtName DS

Code completion works fine in RDI for regular datastructures, however it doesn't work for datastructure define externally, for example; Dcl-DS MYFILE ExtName('MYFILE') Qualified Alias;End-Ds; Typing MYFILE. followed by Ctrl-Space doesn't give me t...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Is a defect

Outline - Show Declared DISK Files' Defined Usage

In the Outline view of RDi, within Global Definitions then Files, there is a list of all declared files in the program. It would be extremely useful to display a DISK file's defined usage, so we can easily see all *update/*output/*delete/etc. capa...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Launch Run SQL scripts from rdi debug monitor variable

In RDI debugger, when working with an rpgsql, could “launch run sql scripts” be added as a menu option for a monitored variable? My rpgsql program builds the sql statement based on prompted entries on the display file. When testing/ debugging, I m...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Auto Generate file open for RPG IV

I can generate Procedures, D-Specs, and Java Method Calls from a right click menu in the LPEX editor for RPG. It would be useful if I could generate file opens as well. It should work like this: 1. Right click in the editor, and select New -> F...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDi Library List View Enhancements

a) Library List Connections dropdown should be ordered with the active connections first, not Alphabetical orderb) Clicking on an inactive connection should not automatically attempt to connect - an action should be required firstc) The Library Li...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Keyboard shortcut for Change Compile Defaults

In PDM you have the option to use F18=Change defaults to be able to set the; - Object library - Batch processing options - Job descriptionWhich is fast and efficient.In RDi this requires; Navigate to ==> windows > Preference > Remote Syst...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

"Totally Free" and Column Sensitive Editing

When using **FREE, the left-side comment area is supposed to be deactivated and usable for full width source, but the column sensitive editing feature still treats the former comment zone as a separate editing column causing weird behavior when ed...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

D-Spec Convert to Free Format

It would be extremely helpful to be able to convert D-Specs into free format declarations. Use Case: It would allow the ability to copy code from non-free format sources into totally **FREE code by having it easily converted.
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration