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IBM Power Ideas Portal

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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:

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Start by posting ideas and requests to this portal to enhance a Power product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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Toolbar in Object table view for faster input change

To change input in the Object table view, we currently need to click on the smallish inverted triangle, then choose the work with option. A toolbar to access these options would make it much faster.[Lib] [Obj] [Mbr] buttons would call the correspo...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Open source from an object

Open the source in browse mode from an object, if there are multiple modules, list them first, if only one, open directly. Objects contain source information from which the object was created (well, except when compiled from the IFS, but most peop...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Configure different System libraries in Library list (Chgsyslibl)

Have the option to configure different System libraries in Library list (Chgsyslibl) for different connections. Use Case: Different application require different Library list and also different System libraries in Library list (Chgsyslibl)
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Support edit codes 5-9 in Screen Designer

We use edit code 8 and 9 for period and date formatiing.In SDA and CODE Designer, these user defined edit code are properly supported and show the actual space the field will take. In Screen Designer, the field is shorter than what will be actuall...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

RTL Hebrew support in "Screen Designer" editor.

When adding "Text Constant" field in Hebrew, the text is displayed in LTR instead of RTL. Use Case: 1. In the RDP, Open a *.dspf file using "Screen Designer" editor.2. From the Palette pane select "Text Constant".3. Add the "Text Constant" to the ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Automation to activate / deactivate RPV server & client devices for PowerHA/XD managed GLVM VGs before after FS related tasks.

PowerHA/XD handles the RPV server & client devices on it's own. After the resource group take over has been completed, PowerHA/XD will: - unconfigures the RPV server devices (puts them to defined state) belonging to the RG's volume groups on ...
3 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Submitted

"Linked paging": enhanced content paging

Scenario: pressing CTRL+2 in an open window opens another window into the same member. The PageUp and PageDown keys page in the window where the cursor's located, not in any other window. Proposed enhancement: an option that would page across mult...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

GUI continuously shows "Fetching Topology" when duplicate names exist in the configuration.

The GUI should accept duplicates names as the CLI does.
3 months ago in VM Recovery Manager 0 Submitted

Support DEC keyword to declare Decimal variables

There is a need to support the DEC keyword when defining decimal variables in RPG IV. It would match both SQL and all other HLL on the system. I understand perhaps the implementation of FIXNBR(*INPUTPACKED) contributed to the decision to use Packe...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Enable customer to modify default login.html screen and put standard Mandated GOVT warning restrictions on it

All Govt sites require login panels to display standard access restriction text - PowerVC is currently non-compliant
3 months ago in PowerVC 0 Submitted