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 865

Add Command and Package Definitions to the new Navigator for i (iACS)

After migrating to the newer IBM i ACS environment, Management Central system function is missing from IBM Navigator for i!!! The Management Central of old Client Access iNavigator, provided the ability to simultaneously perform systems management...
5 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

enhance QSYS2.MANAGE_AUDIT_JOURNAL_DATA_MART

add filter to the QSYS2.MANAGE_AUDIT_JOURNAL_DATA_MART. would like to be able to filter what records are added to the data_mart for instance in AF entries, filter on object, library or usrprfsimilar for ZC/ZR entries
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Possibility for %lookup to search more than one field of a structure.

In data structures, lookup using %lookup is fantastic. But it would be interesting to add the possibility of searching on two or more fields: structure(1).field1 = 'A'; structure(1).field2 = 123; structure(1).field..... structure(2).field1 = 'B'; ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration
123 VOTE

Develop Visual Studio Code Extension for RPG

Visual studio code is one of the most code editor used all around the world. What I want is an extension for Visual Studio Code to use it as RPG Editor. You could implement one of this extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 18 Future consideration

SQL Scalar function to check access to an IFS file or folder

IFS_ACCESS - SQL Scalar function to check access to an IFS file or folder It returns: 0=If the file or folder Exists and you have access -1=No access or file does not exists use case: -- returns 0 for the home folder - it exists values IFS_ACCESS ...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Named parameters for SQL insert statement.

Db2 for i has in few occasions been a forerunner for features of SQL. So perhaps this idea could also be one of these features. We have used named parameters for UDTF and stored procedures for quite some time. SELECT * FROM TABLE (QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

IBM i DCM - Last used timestamp for each certificate

For the purpose of housekeeping the certificate stores in IBM i DCM, it would be very useful to enhance DCM to be able to show the "Last Used Time Stamp" and also "Use Count" for EACH certificate in the store so that system admin can efficiently s...
10 months ago in IBM i / Security 3 Future consideration

Enable all AJS operations using Navigator for i on IBM i 7.5

Even though the Advanced Job Scheduler menu in Navigator for i on IBM i 7.5 is currently incomplete and the older Navigator for i no longer usable. Users have no choice but to configure with 5250. Customers would like to perform all operations usi...
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Add parameter to RSTLIB / RSTOBJ commands to restore table(s) without data

Please consider adding a parameter to the RSTLIB and RSTOBJ commands to allow restore of DB2 tables / PF's without data (rows). It would be great to be able to restore libraries or objects without getting the data onto the system. Use case 1: We h...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

Add ORDER BY Creation Date/Time to WRKSPLF and add *USRPRF option and System Value for Same

Our end users tend to keep SPOOLED files "forever" so the more days that pass, the longer their list of SPOOLED files becomes. I would be extremely helpful to provide a User Profile-based option for "SPOOLED File Sequencing" that is applied when U...
5 months ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration