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 (

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 ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.



Showing 2774 of 4311


CPYFRMSTMF needs a new parameter SRCCHGDATE(*FROMMBR) that works just like the SRCCHGDATE parameter on the CPYSRCF command. SRCCHGDATE(*NEW) can allow for compatibility with the existing behavior of the CPYFRMSTMF command. Note that this proposed ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Not under consideration


When using CPYTOSTMF, e.g. to copy source members from a source physical file to the IFS, for example, to populate git or some other source code version control repository, CPYTOSTMF always assigns the current date/time to the *STMF created. We wa...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 Not under consideration

IFS streamfiles need additional OIR-like attributes

IFS streamfiles have a number of attributes, many seem IBM i (OS/400) specific, visible via WRKLNK option 8=Display attributes, and can be specified or changed via the CHGATR command ATR parameter, such as: *CCSID, *ALWCKPWRT, *USECOUNT, *DISKSTGO...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Microsoft Entity Framework 6.x support for IBM i DB2

Please insert support for Microsoft Entity Framework (EF) 6.x in your latest IBM i OS's. The existing ADO.NET Data Provider shipped with IBM Access Client Solutions doesn't support any EF at all and with this you ignore Millions of .Net Developers...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Refactor->Extract Local Variable - for ILE RPG

Code Refactoring is a well known software best practice that involves improving the structure of existing computer code while preserving its behaviour. already has excellent refactoring support ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

IBM i ACS - Please add menu option in Win 10

When installing ACS on Win 10 it does not create a menu option like previous versions. The is a problem as users will periodically delete the icons on the screen and they can then not start ACS. We need the menu option to allow users to access ACS...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration


We have a number of customers within our Managed Service offering, all of which are using ODBC/JDBC connectivity. To enable us to manage these connections we are adopting the use of SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING to route users into different subsystems. ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration

Enable mixed case DB2 table column names to be used in RPG Data structures defined with ExtName + Alias keyword

Our DB2 tables are defined with both Alternative Name and System Name specified for many columns. We want be able to define the column names in a mixed case that then can be used in our RPG programs by data structures that refer to external names ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Future consideration

Strip current line highlight from copy

When selecting source code from the LPEX editor, and then pasting that selection in certain applications such as Outlook or Word, the current line highlight is copied as well, and ends up being a dark blue background on the last line of the pasted...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

add support for QaneSava/QaneRsta to accept multiple arguments for LIB parameter

I am using QaneSava API to save libraries. I am using STRSAVSYNC and SYNCID option when I need to synchronize multiple libraries. By using this approach I can synchronize up to 32 libraries using 32 QaneSava calls. However, I have a requirements t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Not under consideration