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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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ACS Emulation screenshot in HTML

For documentations we would like to have screenshots from 5250 emulation in HTML format. Please add a button "Export screen into HTML"
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Support TLS between IBM i Enterprise Server and Db2 for IBM i database via QXDA

Here is the API doc https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=ssw_ibm_i_74/apis/qxdaconn.html Connect to EDRS Server (QxdaConnectEDRS) API: QxdaConnectEDRS (conn_info, _Z(“CDBI0100”), &dbr->dbc->qxda_conn_info, &qxda_conn_info_size,_Z(...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add Int_Job_ID and Int_SF_ID to formats 0300 and 0400 for QGYOLSPL

We need the internal SPOOLED File ID and the internal job ID in order to call the QUSRSPLA API more efficiently when needed. It would be great if the QUSRSPLA API also only required the Internal SPOOLED File ID when provided, but it currently also...
4 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

INZBRM Option to Reset *SYSTEM Control Group after System Configuration is Modified

I manage over 35 LPARs, and some of them have user IASPs. I need to run *SYSTEM backups after OS upgrades or PTF group updates for recoverability, but our IASPs will not be backed up using the *SYSTEM Control Group because there is no way to updat...
4 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Future consideration

Would like an option to run the CL formatter over a whole member

I recently changed the CL formatter settings in Rational Developer for i. I'd like to reformat the member I am editing, but the only way I have found to do so is to modify every line. I accomplish this by replacing one blank with one blank, limiti...
4 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Allow RUNSQLSTM to support a "continuation character" for very long SQL statements

When coding SQL statements for creating tables or indexes or whatever, we often have a problem formatting very long SQL statements because there is not "continuation line" character supported by the statement processor. The COMMENT ON statement ca...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

ACS with GraalVM

ACS is a java program, that benefits from all what Java is good for, however also have two downsides: The statup time is slow The memory consumption is high. The memory consumption is an real issue when using ACS in Citrix environments. So the ide...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Change the timeout limit for Hyperswap on IBM i driver

I'm opening this request on name of a Bank in Spain. They have PowerHA Express with DS8K hyper swap. During the upgrade of the firmware of DS8K some of the IBM i LPARs switched to the secondary storage box. They think this behavior is not acceptab...
4 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Not under consideration

Enable SHA-2 pwd encryption on IBM i V7R4

We have customer audit that change the pwd encryption to SHA-2, but now we are using V7R4 and only SHA-1 is supported
4 months ago in IBM i / Security 1 Not under consideration

SQL - parse char string using external definition

Many times, in existing customers ERPs, there are fields where structured information is stored in a single big CHAR string. Usually the intent is to have a generic data carrying field in the same table, where the type of information is stored in ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration