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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 (

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RDp to handle special character in RPG

Unfortunately there is no solution at this time. The EBCDIC control characters used in the green screen environment have no specified visual representation in Unicode and it is left up to each operating system to decide how to render them. RD Powe...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Retain (with option to print) results in Remote Search view

Retain search results (Remote Search view), even after the view or the software is closed. Also, allow these saved search results to be shared between developers. Presently, when doing numerous searches (e.g., via "Find String . . ." [FNDSTRPDM] f...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Command definition compiles create EVENT file

There should be a *EVENT file created during command compiles. Use Case: All my i OS programs are command driven, just like IBM.
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

IBM i ACS Task Pane Should be Customizeable

In the Java Version of ACS (Currently at v the Task pains on the leftside of the main ACSLaunch window are not configurable nor are they moveable. This means they are laid out the way the last programmer who worked on it felt it was conve...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Manual builder needed for i Projects

Currently i Projects offers three builder options, a CL based builder, a user-supplied command based builder and the *NONE builder. When no builder is needed for the and the *NONE builder is selected the options to push changed members to the IBM ...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

Add ability to select compare tool with local history when used with iProject members

When the compare with local history with iProject members is used it currently opens the less featureful text compare editor, and there is no option to select the smarter LPEX editor. Add the ability to select different compare editors - at least ...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Provide the ability to copy i source members from one system to another

In multiple partition/system environments it would be beneficial to be able to drag and drop source members between i/os systems. It appears this is available to other operating systems (according to the help documentation) so why not i/os. Use Ca...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

In RDPi from SQL Results view need new features to display multiple SQL query results output

Using RDPi from Data perspective after opening a SQL Script executing a SQL query the statement shows in History and the output of the query results in the Viewer of SQL Results view. Currently we can only view the output of one SQL query statemen...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

RFE Request - Monitoring same field from two (or more) programs

In the Monitors view, it is possible to monitor the same field more than once when it appears in two (or more) programs being debugged, or in two (or more) programs in the stack. When done, the field appears in the list multiple times as needed bu...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Auto complete when using procedure wizard

When creating a procedure using the RPG procedure wizard,(the DSpec and the Java Method behave the same) auto complete does not function for the input or the output params. If I click on the defined like the defined varaiables are not available. T...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration