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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. 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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About /run/user/$uid

Could you please make "/run/user/$uid" the same for both ssh and interactive jobs? when user logon the host, /run/user/$uid is created by pam_systemd and used for storing files used by running processes for that user. When a user logs out, a...
12 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 2 Needs more information

Automatically tag imported assets

Automatically assign a user pre-defined tag to all imported assets of a Metadata Import job. Example: when importing a physical data model for different databases, an auto-tag in metadata import job would help identify the assets imported (if it r...
about 1 month ago in Knowledge Catalog 2 Needs more information


In IGC we have collections as on the feature where we can group it's really useful can this capability be added IKC UI .
23 days ago in Knowledge Catalog 1 Needs more information

Improve the usability of the masking function

According to the manual, column masking has incompatibility with some SQL functions that we use a lot. In our environment, we have many abends with SQLCODE = -20478, example: SELECT CASE WHEN ST_EMAIL LIKE 'MARIA%' THEN 'OK' ELSE 'NOT OK' ENDFROM ...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Needs more information

(Automatic) Test generation from COBOL code

e.g. generation of test cases out of COBOL code for full reliability
3 months ago in watsonx Code Assistant Ideas / watsonx Code Assistant for Z 1 Needs more information

Checkboxes in PAW

Hi, I miss checkboxes in PAW. Checkboxes are nothing more than boolean buttons, but can be used in a variety of ways to allow the end user to interact with the report. I often encounter the following scenarios in which I would like to see checkbox...
3 months ago in Planning Analytics 3 Needs more information

Possibility for the testing capabilities that can be used as other usage than compare monotith Cobol to Java/ Cobol from scratch to monolith cobol

The tools could be used for generating Cobol or Java test set for validating any kind of program, refactored or not with no purpose to Transform them with AI (could be a good point for VsCode because zUnit isn't on it). And if it's possible, compa...
about 1 month ago in watsonx Code Assistant Ideas / watsonx Code Assistant for Z 0 Needs more information

Query optimization option for SQL statement would need to add the LOCKING ROW FOR ACCESS.

We need an enhancement request submitted in Aha to get query optimization options like Prefixes that go before the "Select" keyword, i.e. to enable "locking row for access"
3 months ago in Knowledge Catalog 1 Needs more information

Ability to bring your own model to

A large Federal customer requires the ability to bring their own models to the watsonx platform. The customer builds their own in-house models and their ability to deploy production use cases will depend on their ability to leverage the...
about 1 month ago in 0 Needs more information

SQL Data Insights - API to port a model definition from one Db2 (dev/test) to another Db2 (prod)

Most enterprise customers do not use UIs at all outside of test systems, all production work has to be automated and scripted. For example for all tasks around DDL deployment, object maintenance, etc. Regarding SQL Data Insights, the AI-enabling o...
12 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Needs more information