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

IBM i

Showing 1143

Additional information in outline/content assist

Include the optional, yet often-used, "name" space on the D-spec for prototyped parameters in the outline and content assist. Many programmers put descriptive names on those prototypes to identify the purpose of the parameter; carrying it into the...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Delivered

Multiple conditions on a breakpoint on RPG/COBOL programs

As we can do with C programs Use Case: To debug quickly
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

A "Last used" column in the Object Table

As the "Last modified" column Use Case: To easily order by "last used" date
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

IPx commands in LPEX

IPx commands in LPEX to display source prompter with the right line type, like in SEU (IPH, IPF, IPC, IPCX...) Use Case: Usefull when creating new source members
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

Modify RDp to support an SSL debug session

It would be helpful to provide support for debug sessions running under SSL. Use Case: A good example is debugging a program that handles personal information, such as credit card number, after decryption. Duing a debug session, the information is...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Enhancement to Show Block Nesting for Else and When

Currently Else and When are ignored when Show Block Nesting is requested. Else and When could easily be shown also with a horizontal line connecting to the innermost vertical line. The horizontal line would (should) never need to go beyond the inn...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Hebrew looks backwards when exiting visual mode in LPEX editor

RDp/Lpex support the Visual Widget used to enter the text in Hebrew Use Case: When selecting a source member in the iProject view and writing Hebrew in visual mode (Alt + =), while in visual mode Hebrew looks correct.When exiting visual mode the H...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Prevent Save Password &? Auto Login

We need to prevent RDp users from saving their userID and password in the "Remote System Explorer" perspective or prevent them from adding such information in menu window>Preferences then under Remote Systems>Password Use Case: When prompt t...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

IBM i Search (CTRL-H) running in background

I wish the IBM i search (CTRL-H) would run in the background, just like the outline does. That way, we could continue to work while the search is in progress. We could even launch multiple search at once. I'm still using FNDSTRPDM and option 25 in...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Allow a different editor to be associated with member via Window/Preferences/General/Editors/File Associations

I have added "Screen Designer" as the default associated editor for *.dspf file type. But when I double-click the DSPF I get the plain LPEX editor. Use Case: Open the correct default associated editor when double-clicking the *.dspf member.
over 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered