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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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Allow write on Remote Image Catalog

Actually we can share Optical Image Catalog using NFS from one IBM i or even any other server (with restrictions) to an IBM i LPAR, but with read-only attributes. It would be a great idea to share this library in Read-Write mode Use Case: With thi...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

Enable IBM Navigator for i to access servers running older OS releases

Using the latest IBM Navigator for i and adding a node to our V7R2 server no information on CPU usage etc. was returned. Clicking on the "View SQL" and then running that SQL via ACS returned the expected information. Turns out the actual SQL exe...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Delivered

Access Client Solutions - Allow Variables in Print Screen Header / Footer

Allow variables &host, &user, &usern, etc. for printing in the Header / Footer of a print screen, similar to the way they are available in Watermark setup. Use Case: We have many users that perform software testing, and as a part of th...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Improve handling of variables and constants in RDP RPGLE Content Assist

Content Assist for RPGLE does not always present the correct choices.For instance, say I have an array named Values and a series of constants or variables named iSomething for array indexes. If I then type Values(i and hit ctrl-Space, the choices ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

WebQuery color for subtotal line

Configure a subtotal line in another color is not possible in Info-Assist.Manual edit of fex-file with the following statement will work:TYPE=SUBTOTAL, SIZE=9, STYLE=BOLD, COLOR=RED, $ It would be very useful if this can be done in Info-Assist usi...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 3 Delivered

Enhance ACS Column details for Developer productivity

In ACS -> Run SQL Scripts -> SQL Result Window -> View -> Details, ACS presents a window of column details. Please enhance this window in the following ways: 1) on column details, make field list panel expandable, allow drag down to vi...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

Change select next statement feature to end at next semi-colon

The older iNavigator version of the Run SQL Scripts tool used to stop the highlight next statement feature at the next found semi-colon. Now FOR SOME REASON some one got the idea this was not reasonable and now the ACS Run SQL Scripts only stops w...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

Prevent the action of copying in ACS products when nothing is selected

If you press CTRL+C in any of the ACS products without a selection being active you get difference values from the difference features but you always end up copying something. I don't know who's bright idea this was but please stop it and remove t...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

ACS Data Transfer; DOS Random

When using IBM i Access Client Solutions data transfer need file type or translation for DOS Random. Use Case: ACH origination, wire transfers, and other data transfers.
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered

Configure IBM i to return public IP on passive mode request

In passive mode request the IBM i is responding with an IP address on the system. We would like passive mode request to be configurable. For example, we would like to insert the network public address in IBM i passive mode responses. Use Case: We ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Delivered