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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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  2. Upvote ideas and add comments to ideas that matter most to you

  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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IBM Unified Ideas Portal - https://ideas.ibm.com/ - Use this site to create or search for existing Ideas across all IBM products that are outside of Power, and track all of your personal interactions with all Ideas.

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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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RDi should bring me to source of Serviceprogram procedure

Within RDi I can directly go to the source of a Copy Book (/copy or /include) and within RDi 9.6.0.11 I even can see that source directly. The same functionality is needed for procedures used in our code when they are somehow bonded to the program...
6 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 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.
9 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

LPEX Bracket matching

When editing sources which have expressions that contain multiple brackets it is often difficult to see which open and closing brackets match. Most other editors highlight the pair of matching brackets while navigating in the source, please provid...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Update RDi Eclipse to more current versions.

The version of Eclipse that RDi and it's family of products uses is now way out of date. Neon is gone and yet our version of eclipse for RDi is from 2017. It's time to allow us to install Eclipse on our own, and then install RDi as a plugin. This ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

Add "Open for Edit" shortcut in IBM Rational Developer for i

When the developers browse source codes using IBM Rational Developer for i, they often open source members using mouse right-click option 'Browse With" as they do not want to lock the source member while browsing.When the developer decides to actu...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Specify include directories at connection level

Most of the commands for creating ILE modules and ILE programs like CRTBNDRPG and CRTRPGMOD have the parameter INCDIR. This parameter will be needed if there is a copy book in the source to compile, which is located in the IFS and which is specifi...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

RDi: Enhance Ctrl+Shift+M to jump to ELSE, ELSEIF, WHEN, etc.

Ctrl+Shift+M is used to jump from one end of a control block to another, and is very useful in identifying or skipping past an entire control block. However, control blocks are often made up of a number of 'sub' control blocks delineated by ELSE, ...
24 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add the possibility to define user-variables for templates (e.g. User-Name, Department, aso) as it is possible for Snippets!

We are using snippets for creating new source-members. We want to replace them by templates. If we can define our own variables for the instance of RDi, we can automate the creation of source-members. We think that would be helpfull for a lot of c...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Add the ability to create/save/and use Library Lists

Users of RDi generally work on more than one product need an easier way to manipulate the Library List. While adding a new Library List view will help, users want the ability to create, save, and use those library lists. This will speed productivi...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

Rdi Debug Step Over enhancement - Exec SQL statements

Currently when debugging RPG code with RDi in *SOURCE view, Step Into and Step Over will have to be pressed an unknown number of times to clear a single Exec SQL Statement. This is because the SQL Precompiler replaces Exec SQL Statements with mult...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration