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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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Access Client Solutions - Signoff session when user closes ACS

When a user closes Access Client Solutions (ACS) by hitting the X in the upper right corner or otherwise closes it, it would be nice if the session is signed off immediately instead of being disconnected. This should be possible to set op as an op...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Not under consideration

IBM should offer inexpensive no-production-use IBM i licenses for discontinued hardware

The title says it all: for a nominal* charge, IBM should offer limited (processor, user count, use case) licenses to run the core IBM i OS and related no-charge licensed products on Power Systems hardware that is no longer sold and/or supported, a...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 6 Not under consideration

Retrieve CPU Values from WPARs

WPARs in AIX are not able to retrieve CPU info which is required by ILMT v9.2, so IBM support advised me to open this RFE to get this changed.
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration


When trying to use the DDS Keyword Box Shading the shading does not work. Look at apar SE06649. Use Case: The DDS Keyword Box Shading does not work.
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Exit points for LPEX and screen designer.

Add an exit point for LPEX and screen designer when they open and update a source member. Use Case: Develope a simple change management system.
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Support for AgentX in AIX

Several software vendors provide SNMP monitoring facilities for their applications, implemented as sub-agents. In many cases, these utilise the AgentX protocol for communication with a master agent. Currently, this requires a third-party SNMP mast...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

0N002 - A character cannot be mapped to a valid XML character.

Since we started using SQL more and more to build and parse XML we are running into SQL state error of 0N002 - A character cannot be mapped to a valid XML character. Our only known fix for this is to do a regular expression statement on each colum...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

How to migrate .xld file from CAE to ACS (CB)

How to migrate .xld file from CAE to ACS (CB) Use Case: Client Emulator DBSC Translate TableActor: Customer
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Object control level - user defined attribute not persistent

IBM provide an API QLICOBJD which allows us to set some of the attributes of an object. This API is an extension of the CHGOBJD command that only covers limited fields. We use this to store a reference to which object promotion job/date/user etc p...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

ACS, RSS create new action for commenting code mid line

When commenting code using the new fantastic short cut of CTRL+/ the RUN SQL Scripts comments out the entire line. GREAT. But it would make the tool even better to allow for a new action to comment out (double dash space) at the cursor. Use Case: ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration