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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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Port Docker to 5733OPS

Docker is a container platform that allows to deploy self-sufficient applications and services. It allows to build agile software delivery pipelines to ship new features faster, more securely and with confidence. Use Case: It would be great to be ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 6 Not under consideration

Support Microsoft .NET Core and .NET Framework on IBM i

Microsoft Corp. has "open sourced" the .NET Core and .NET Framework, as well as the .NET compilers, etc., so now is the time for IBM to bring the .NET Core and .NET Frameworks to IBM i. .NET is a major software development platform, on par with Ja...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 10 Not under consideration

Provide capability to restrict use of Global Variables in Subprocedures

Provide a capability to restrict access to global variables from local subprocedures. This could be done by adding a keyword to the dcl-proc specification that lists the global variables permitted for a given subprocedure. For example: dcl-proc My...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 18 Future consideration

From a SQLxxxLE source, a "SQL prompter" on SQL lines

From a SQLxxxLE source, a "SQL prompter" on SQL lines as we can have in SEU with the F4 function key Use Case: Helpfull to code SQL statements
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Future consideration

RPG - Conditional (Ternary) Operator (?:) in EVAL operation

I'd like to be able to use conditional assignment (?:) in EVAL and EVALR operation in RPG. C, C#, java and many other languages have a conditional (aka ternary) operator. This allows developers to make very terse choices between two values based o...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 17 Future consideration

vnicserver device needs to signal to phyp when it's shutting down to avoid network outage

Environment:Power9 server with vios 3.1.3.21 pair which host vnicserver devices with backing sriov adapters for the vnic client devices in failover configuration Problem:During shutdown/reboot of the vio server that hosts the active vnicserver dev...
about 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Change of name for ILE/RPG

Time to give ILE/RPG a new name that is better suited to its current form.Call it "RPG for i", matching "Db2 for i". Use Case: By giving the RPG product a new name will help us define the difference between modern free format RPG & the older f...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

Extend RPG compiler messages to support modern RPG naming

The current design for the compiler messages does not support the enhancements to modernize the RPG language. When messages are returned to a client via the *EVENTF option, the replacement values for the messages are limited to legacy system names...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration

Include SQL Cross Reference in RPG Outline View

We feel as though the Outline view in RDi 9.5 should be enhanced and improved with respect to how it handles embedded SQL. The outline view only shows the files defined via RPG file declarations. Only references to RPG variables within the embedde...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration