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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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Add user defined fields to user profiles

Adding a few user defined fields to users profiles would allow customers to directly attach useful information to user profiles. I suggest five 10 character fields. having one field long enough to store an email address would also be very helpful....
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration

RDI - incorrect "date area" in source memeber

When the Rational Developer for i product is kept open and connected to a remote system (i.e. for "more than a day"), when a developer edits a line of code, it is "tagged" with the wrong date. In RDi the date can be seen when editing RPG code by r...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

PowerVC - VM Grouping

Actions taken against a VM are most of the time not desired against a single VM. Applications consisist of multiple VMs. Ex: Hadoop cluster, ICP, DB2 web +db +app.... Allow actions for VM by creating groups for actions such as "shut down", snapsho...
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Manage Data Replication. Allow individual profiles to be sync or not sync

Using Enhanced GUI Under Configure Customize Data Replication, Local Customizable Data Change Warnings, User Profiles Data. The only option is to sync all User Profiles. If we didn't want to sync hscroot or if we only add one user we don't have th...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Enhanced Compare Selection Interface

The ability to show a comparison between two or three members is a very handy feature but the ability to select the member to compare to is cumbersome/time consuming. To select the member, either you have to have the library in the list or specify...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

ACS Printing Problem

IBM様 大変お世話になっております。NN生命 佐々木です。 電話を掛けて頂きたいです。携帯:090-6652-3992 素人でも理解できる分かり易い回答を期待しています。 【質問】AS400のエミュレータ:ACS Ver1.1.8.0とVer1.1.8.1を使用し印刷テストを行っています。CA Ver6.1(Windows7使用)では問題なく印刷されます。解決策をご教示下さい。1.PDTを使用した場合、プリンターに外字は印刷されません。外字は、空白として印刷されます。ただし、LPIの機能...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 16 Not under consideration

useradm/secadm RBAC role has ability to change the root user UID

Hi, I recently found that using the ‘useradm & secadm' RBAC roles in AIX will allow someone to modify the root account and change the UID of root user, effectively destroying the root account and stopping root daemons on the server from functi...
over 5 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

RDi does not show if the connections are secure.

Using RDi with SSL, there is no indication that the connection was made securely or unsecured. Unfortunately most connections to the IBM i server are open and unsecured by default. Use Case: Secure networks, auditors and management.I am implementi...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Outline not displayed/updated on error

RDP LPEX Outline will not create when opening a member that contains (in LPEX's opinion) certain types of errors. If an error is written into the source, then the outline will no longer be updated. If the source is then saved and re-opened, the ex...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

SPSS Modeler v.18.2.1 Compatibility with Teradata v.17

SPSS Modeler 18.2.1 support for Teradata v17. At the moment SPSS Modeler 18.2.1 compatibility matrix states that Teradata V17 is not supported. Use Case: Use Case : SPSS Modeler team can relax ( be assured that all is working) when Teradata gets u...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Documentation 2 Not under consideration