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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).


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Bring the Rust programming language to IBM i PASE

More and more open source packages depend on Rust so we would like to see the Rust language available on IBM i.
7 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Submitted
101 VOTE

AIX secldapclntd and LDAP load module should successfully recognize and interpret the FreeIPA time stamp format

FreeIPA LDAP server, also know as Red Hat Identity Management, software stores password change time stamps in this format: krbLastPwdChange: 20200929123058Z That appears to be a YYYMMDDhhmmss format. AIX's secldapclntd LDAP client and LDAP load mo...
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Migrate Web Administration TLS Wizards to Navigator for i

According to document 7130983, Web Administration for i GUI is migrating to Navigator for i. One important function of the current GUI is not mentioned though- the Wizards to enable and disable TLS for both the HTTPS ADMIN server and the IAS ADMIN...
3 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

On Access Client Actions add new options for Download and Upload a Save File

Currently the easiest way to transfer a save file to or from an IBM i would be to use FTP. You can also do this via the Access Client but it is difficult to do. What I would propose to do is add two options Download Save File and Upload Save File ...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Functionality already exists

New ASSERT op-code

Assertions are good programming style and widely in use in C, C++ and other languages. The idea is to have an ASSERT op-code like that: assert sqlcode in %list(0:100) 'Unexpected SQLCODE = '+%char(sqlcode); assert sqlcode = *zero %msg(...) %target...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

viosecure Firewall - add support for adding a whole subnet

Currently viosecure firewall supports only adding single IP addresses ( -address parameter) to the firewall rules. However, it would be good to have a possibility / option to add whole subnet sometimes, without the need to explicitly set each IP a...
about 1 month ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Under review

Add Filter on "Networks" tab on new VM Deployment window

When deploying new VM ; it would be great to have Search filter on Networks Tab. Currently we have +150 Networks defined on our PowerVC, so it is not very convenient to sort & scroll when trying to find the correct network :)
2 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted

Consolidate documentation for Services and documentation for the system catalog into one area.

Instead of placing the documentation for IBM i Services underneath "Performance and query optimization" move it to "Db2 for i catalog views". Take these links: Db2® for i Services: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.5?topic=optimization-db2-i-service...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 9 Future consideration

Add LIC Resave Level to PRUV to Ensure It's at the Correct Level for Upgrade

We would like the PRUV tool to check the resave level on the I_Base image in an image catalog to make sure it's compatible with the hardware you are upgrading the OS on.
2 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted