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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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RPGLE Language Server (Language Server Protocol)

The Language Server Protocol (LSP) was created by Microsoft in 2016 as an open-source protocol for use between source code editors or integrated development environments (IDEs) and servers that provide programming language-specific features like c...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

STRDBG C/C++: ATTR should show type name of structs and classes instead of TYPE=RECORD

When debugging a C/C++ program and want to check the attributes of a struct or class using the debugger command ATTR it only shows "TYPE = RECORD, LENGTH = 574 BYTES". This information is not enough. Instead of "TYPE = RECORD" ATTR should show the...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Monitor and correct PPRC consistency status to ensure mirrored disks are in-sync

Why is it useful? Failover may cause significant data loss if mirrored disks are out-of-sync for an extended period. By monitoring and automatically correcting or alerting PPRC out-of-sync condition will minimize data loss in the event of a failov...
about 1 year ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Submitted

Add the IBM i VxRy to SQL UDF/UDTF/PROC documentation e.g., "Available on V7R4"

When looking for SQL functions procedures, etc. I often have then determine if the release I am targeting is has that function available. Today I have to switch the IBM Version Environment dropdown to that release and wait for it to either show me...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Documentation 0 Submitted

Permament disablement of SNMP

Hi, please consider implementing a switch (smit or/and clmgr) for disabling starting of snmpd in rc.init which according to procedure https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6520466 will be overwritten on every PowerHA update.
about 1 year ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Submitted

Add use of visibility attributes to ILE C/C++ compiler

When creating a C/C++ module (using CRTCMOD / CRTCPPMOD) all symbols will be exported. To control the exported symbols in a service program you can only use *ALL (export all symbols) or *SRCFILE in parameter EXPORT in the command CRTSRVPGM. For se...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 0 Submitted

Profile usage space issue

Referring to support case TS012330272 – On OS/400, user profiles owned more than 2TB could have chance to get storage reported incorrectly (to a small number) by DSPUSRPRF and QSYS2/USER_STORAGE. IBM TS respond it's due to system limitation and th...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Storage 0 Submitted

ACS Hotspots

We would like to take full advantage of ACS Hotspots but there is a conflict with programs where the mouse button has been enabled to recognise a double-click. The ENTER at cursor position also treated as double-click takes precedence and returns ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

IWS should support boolean values in json body

IWS's pcml format currently only supports numbers and strings. It needs to be expanded to support booleans. There's probably a fundamental type mapping problem since RPGLE doesn't natively support booleans (other than indicators). In query strings...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Submitted

Same behavior for chsyscfg as for chhwres

It should be possible to set parameters individually with the command "chsyscfg" for the vnic adapters.In the GUI also only the parameters I modify are adjusted.The "default" values should only be used when creating a new profile.
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted