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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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Reset *JOB environment

Hi IBM Support, We have a situation where we run a third-party utility to import an excel file to a database table. As part of this process, a number of *JOB environment variables are added causing Python output to the console to display unprintab...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Idea new DB2 for i Command

Idea-new command in SQL- similar to CPYTBLRECF or DUPTBLRECF: command would provide a function to copy selected records between tables either fixed record and field lengths or variable only check command would validate same record/field lengths wi...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

We havWe have a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes.e a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes.

We have a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes. As currently most of DB are support for more that 32766bytes no. Should be enhance the limitation to support for other platform as well.
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

improvement to SEND_EMAIL, add BLOB/CLOB as attachment

Be able to serve BLOB/CLOB objects as an attachment directly with SEND_EMAIL.
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

improve SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET to be able to get back the generated as blob

As an alternative to save file to ifs, be able to get the resulting file as a blob. Would make serving the result on the web easier.
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Functional improvement request

Hi. This is not a suggestion but a request for functional improvement. In the combination of ACS 1.1.8.5 or later + Java8, there is a problem that the popup icon is not displayed when ACS is started. I have heard that this problem has been resolve...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Adding Spool files in Missed Object Policy

We can see now Missed object policies do not support folder and documents or spooled files. , If we can add these also, it will useful for for many back up errors
6 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Not under consideration

Prevent the ability to share the root

The root is a big reason why the IBM i can be compromised. Can we stop the sharing of the root and if someone must share the root then they need to use an override. if the root is shared already then remove that share and if someone needs to use i...
6 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

Authorization list or similar for User Profiles / Function Usage for Role Swapping

When you need to swap profiles from one "Application user" to the "real user" (for example if you are running web services), the application user must have *Use privilegies for the user profile. If you need to give permission to a user to several ...
7 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration

Allow partitioning of DDS created tables

As of today, a DDS created table cannot be partitioned by ALTER TABLE ADD PARTITION. In many cases, a DDS table can be converted to an SQL table, however some keywords like DATFMT are not available in SQL. Which means that those tables cannot be c...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration