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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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IBM i

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Allow IBM i connection to Fix Central to download PTF iso image files to also use port 990 as well as port 21 for secure downloads.

My company has threatened to disallow a connection to Fix Central using port 21 even if it is secure. This would prohibit the ability to download iso image files from Fix Central to the IBM i. Right now if the command FTP <fix-central> SECCN...
10 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Submitted

Graphic tool or sql service to know the percentage of use of the tapes.

Currently there is no tool or any sql service that helps to know the percentage of use/free is a tape device. For now there is only this old method to calculate it. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/how-much-data-and-how-much-free-space-available-...
10 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Submitted

Must Gather Tool (MGT) Command helptext

MGT is a great set of tools helping you when dealing with problems. The only thing it lacks is proper command help text. Yes there are web pages available dealing with the commands available, but they are not always up to date. When looking at the...
11 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 0 Submitted

CAnn/CFnn and ENTER key

1) Can we have CAnn / CFnn without resulting indicator and have *INnn itself as the default result indicator? (CA12 itself should be enough to say *IN12 as response indicator.) -----o-o-o---- 2) Can we have Enter(*INxx) as a keyword similar to CAn...
11 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Submitted

Add Amazon Corretto functionality to Download Director

With previous Java vulnerabilities as well as recent increase in cost, Java is being decommissioned by some organizations for Corretto. Also, there are many institutions that have security firewalls in place blocking the ability to download ptf's ...
12 months ago in IBM i / JAVA 1 Submitted

RPGLE Language Server (Language Server Protocol)

The Language Server Protocol (LSP) was created by Microsoft in 2016 as an open-source protocol for use between source code editors or integrated development environments (IDEs) and servers that provide programming language-specific features like c...
12 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

STRDBG C/C++: ATTR should show type name of structs and classes instead of TYPE=RECORD

When debugging a C/C++ program and want to check the attributes of a struct or class using the debugger command ATTR it only shows "TYPE = RECORD, LENGTH = 574 BYTES". This information is not enough. Instead of "TYPE = RECORD" ATTR should show the...
12 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Add the IBM i VxRy to SQL UDF/UDTF/PROC documentation e.g., "Available on V7R4"

When looking for SQL functions procedures, etc. I often have then determine if the release I am targeting is has that function available. Today I have to switch the IBM Version Environment dropdown to that release and wait for it to either show me...
12 months ago in IBM i / Documentation 0 Submitted

Add use of visibility attributes to ILE C/C++ compiler

When creating a C/C++ module (using CRTCMOD / CRTCPPMOD) all symbols will be exported. To control the exported symbols in a service program you can only use *ALL (export all symbols) or *SRCFILE in parameter EXPORT in the command CRTSRVPGM. For se...
12 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 0 Submitted

Profile usage space issue

Referring to support case TS012330272 – On OS/400, user profiles owned more than 2TB could have chance to get storage reported incorrectly (to a small number) by DSPUSRPRF and QSYS2/USER_STORAGE. IBM TS respond it's due to system limitation and th...
12 months ago in IBM i / Storage 0 Submitted