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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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Make 15 second IO-Freeze time configurable

When a FC port on a storage controller goes offline, the switch sends a RSCN event to AIX, which then freezes all IO on all disks that were logged in through that port for 15 seconds. This is part of the fast_fail and dyntrk options on the fscsi d...
almost 3 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

SQL Enhancement - CREATE OR REPLACE INDEX

Please implement CREATE OR REPLACE INDEX Use Case: In setting up a source member for a CMS to create or change an index through RUNSQLSTM, if the index already exists, it errors out. If I precede the CREATE INDEX with a DROP INDEX, it errors out i...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Add an RPG refactor feature to add the ALIAS keyword to a file or data structure and handle all the renames

Using the alias names for externally-described files or data structures makes the RPG code more readable. But it's difficult and error-prone to change an existing program to use the alias names instead of the short names, even using RDI's existing...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Port Mongodb

Port Mongodb to IBM i PASE. https://mongodb.com Use Case: It is starting to become more prevalent that tools(n1) are using NoSQL databases as their means to store data. This means we can't adopt those tools to further our businesses and we are lef...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under consideration

Docker on AIX

Docker is a technology that allows for applications to be created, deployed and run using containers. This allows applications and services to be built and deployed on any operating system that supports Docker.
over 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Make %dec() 2nd & 3rd parm optional

The %dec() function should be able to detect the length and decimal positions of the target variable when converting from a character field. Use Case: Currently, when using the %dec() function to convert from a character field, you're forced to sp...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

CGI PDI Enable History Performance Reports PDF

Inavigator PDI Performance Data Investigator.Create Report of History Performance data , and preferably to be able to schedule them. Use Case: PM400 is End Of Support by IBM , There is an high demand from our IBM i customers to have similar monthl...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 7 Future consideration

IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts copy/paste column headings

Add the ability to copy and paste from the results including column headings.The ability to copy and paste the data from the results is very convenient. But without the column headings the data is meaningless in most cases.My workaround is to save...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration

LPEX highlighting of matching keywords/brackets

A lot of editors will visually highlight matching parentheses when the cursor is resting on one half of the matching items. It would be nice if the LPEX editor could provide the same for RPG code. Use Case: * Highlight matching parentheses* Highli...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

ACS - Database Table Functions

Allow me to edit the contents of a table from the ACS Database context. I can View, Clear, Copy, Initialize and Reorganize Data but not Edit the content. Use Case: This option is heavily used by our database administrators in order to view and man...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration