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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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Native video card, mouse and keyboard support

similar to AIX under IBMi this feature will add to having a physical master console not affected by network or configuration issues
about 14 hours ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

Add the possibility for routing encrypted QZDASSINIT Jobs in 7.4

Hello, the Cordes & Graefe KG asks for the possibility for routing encrypted QZDASSINIT Jobs in 7.4. As of now this feature is only announced / possible in 7.5, and we are only able to upgrade to 7.4 in the near future but would like to encr...
1 day ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

Full qualified job name in DSPJOB and WRKJOB

The fully qualified job identifier : 123456/USER/JOBNAME is used many several places for interaction with a job However this information is available in the form: Job: JOBNAME User: USER Number: 123456 in both DSPJOB and WRKJOB. It would appreciat...
6 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future consideration

Develop and Support Source Files 2.0 on IBM i

The use of legacy PF-SRC files is pervasive and cannot be abandoned. However, the need for an enhance source file structure is obvious. We need it to be a multi-member file as it is now, however with the following minimum enhancements: 1) Line/Rec...
4 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

System tables to use date / time fields instead of character fields in job format

Current IBM supplied output files, such as QADSPOBJ, that are use as templates for associated system commands store dates in 2 character fields and times in single character fields. Given the power of Db2 for i and the availability of date / time...
16 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

Provide a way to check object lock/allocation beyond WKROBJLCK

When deleting a user library if an object in that library is being referenced by or if the library is on a library list of another job, that library cannot be deleted. We need a way to know which jobs not only have the object locked, but also allo...
4 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Future consideration

Integrate SQL Object Name into IBM i Object Description

More and more IBM i object types are being utilized by the SQL environment on IBM i. However, "the database" is supposed to be Integrated, not an add-on on this platform. Therefore when an IBM i object is repurposed as an SQL Object and a LONG nam...
10 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

Need additional ways to route jobs into subsystems other than User ID and IP address via SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We are using a WebSphere application that accesses the IBM i using DB2 UDB for iSeries (Toolbox). By default, this runs jobs on the IBM i under the QUSRWRK subsystem. We need to configure the system so that all the QZDASOINIT (or QZDASSINIT) jobs ...
23 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Under review

Option to set Fn keys text to s-Fn instead of F20 etc.

It has been over 30 years since a keyboard with F13 to F24 was manufactured. People entering the IBM i market in the last 20+ yeas have never seen one. Please provide an option (SysVal?) that swaps the 1988 Fn key identification from F13 to F24, t...
5 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Not under consideration

ICU Threatening to pull EBCDIC support

The ICU organization has a notice on their homepage that they need someone to test ICU on an EBCDIC machine (z or i) or they will move to ASCII-only support which means dropping EBCDIC. I would expect that IBM is the only team that can provide sai...
8 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration