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 2693 of 4161

Eliminate binder language

Add a keyword to the CRTSRVPGM to specify a signature. Change the UPDSRVPGM to maintain all current exports and add new exports to the bottom of the list. Possibly, have the two commands create binder language for documentation purposes. If an exp...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Enable rotation of diagram flow

Allow for rotation of the diagram flow similar to what can be done in he iNav GUI SQL tool, Visual Explain. Use Case: Button to cycle through rotations or a drop down of set rotations to pick from.
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

RDi RSE - save IFS filters like libraries/objects/members

When editing source in the IFS, it's really inconvenient to have to browse through the entire IFS tree to find the source you want to edit. It would be much better to have saved filters to quickly go to where you want instead. Use Case: After star...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Have the Rational product "Quick Access" search in templates and Snippets

My biggest issue with using Snippets and Templates is remembering what I called a template or that I even created a template or snippet. Use Case: In preferences you can search for a particular preference tree entry but not a preference item or va...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Keep cursor in prefix area

Modify operation of the editor so that after a prefix (line number) area command (e.g. "cc/cc", "a", "dd/dd") is executed, the cursor remains in the prefix area. Currently (8.5.1),it appears that the cursor remains in the prefix area when "half" a...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Autosave source changes to IBM i

It would be helpful if Rational Developer for I would automatically save source code changes up to the IBM i system at regular intervals. Use Case: A programmer opens a source member in RDi and spends several hours making changes to it. The PC cra...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

The Compare source doesn't compare the french caracter correctly

When comparing source having some french character like ? ? ? ? ? ... the result is not beautiful. Example : "?" is translate with "??" on the screen Use Case: Add french caracters to a source file and compare with an other one. The french caracte...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Incorporate a keep alive feature for use in VPN environments.

The RDi would send an active ping to the connected host systems even when resources are not being synced between the client and the host. The keep alive (ping) would occur every 20 seconds. The reason for this is because statefull firewalls have a...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

IBM i Search with multiple criteria

Under this menu path, Search - IBM i, it would be very helpful to include an option to add multiple search strings. Use Case: I need to search for a program where I referenced the DDR file and also used an HSSF service program. We might use the DD...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

RPG comment *

RPG comments with * in position 7 are not being filtered view code. When you do filter view comment they show and when you do filter view code they show. When prompting on a comment line the line type is clearly identified as: Line type:Comment. U...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Is a defect