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IBM Power Ideas Portal

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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Dynamic LUN expansion allow expanding multiple drives concurrently

Dynamic LUN expansion is a great option to add disk capacity to existing IBM i LPARs with external storage. The only drawback is that the IBM i internal process is single threaded and only processes one drive at a time. Current project will take o...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Storage 4 Delivered

Need ACS bundle.jar to run under java 11 on IBM i

When running an export of data using the CLdownload and setting the job level to use Java 11. The program fails. I am running the following command. Type command, press Enter. Run this first: CHGENVVAR ENVVAR(JAVA_HOME) VALUE('/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdD...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered


The function ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS exist on DB2 LUW, but not on DB2 for i. However the function ADD_MONTHS is implemented on DB2 for i. Adding those missing functions on DB2 for i would be very useful to manage t...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Increase line size of SRCSTMF on the CRTSQLRPGI command.

As an attempt to modernize my application source code I am storing my sqlrpgle code on the IBM i IFS and was attempting to use IBM Better Object Builder (BOB) to compile my code. It is frustrating though, that I still have to deal with a 100 lengt...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Viewing and using groups in Console of Administration Runtime Expert

I would like my team to have the ability to view and verify groups I have created in Administration Runtime Expert. Currently, they can't even see them. But we can see and change the Deployment Templates.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Delivered

Add parameter to CHGPF to ignore CPA32B2

Our CI/CD software uses SSH to communicate with IBM i. In addition to installing ILE program objects, IFS files, ... it can also execute CHGPF. When removing a column from a PF IBM i will send the message CPA32B2 which will be automatically answer...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

ACS Should look for New Navigator on the correct HTTPS Port

When a system is configured for TLS, ACS attempts to open (and validate) the Navigator for i connection using HTTPS, but it does so on port 2002. By default, the server listens for HTTPS connections on port 2003, not port 2002. This means that, un...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Delivered

Enhance Outbound API Timeout Control to Support Millisecond

There is timeout control method in IBMi transport C outbound API package.AXISC_PROPERTY_CONNECT_TIMEOUT AXISC_PROPERTY_IO_TIMEOUT If the time parameter value is greater than zero, the value will be used as the maximum time, in seconds, to wait for...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Delivered

Open Source Package Manager - Add Search Feature

In the Open Source Package Manager it would be fantastic if there was a way to search or refine the list of packages instead of having to scroll through the entire list. This could apply to all three sections: Installed, Updates and Available pack...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

Keep unanswered inquiry messages for qsysopr on top with different color in the new navigator for i

In IBM i Access for Windows unanswered inquiry messages were kept on top in a different color. This functionality is missing in the new navigator for i. This is very unpractical for us as we now have to filter on inquiry type and we don't see a di...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Delivered