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ACS - Run SQL Scripts disable "insert from examples" for selected users

We have been using Access Client Solutions for several years. Mainly the 5250 sessions are used by our users, but there are also selected power users who are authorized to use the function "Run SQL Scripts".For this users it is also possible to us...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

IBM i ACS - Run SQL scripts adding Display as Hotspots, like in 5250 Emulation

When developing SQL scripts IBM allows you to add comments. In many cases I add HTTP links as comment. Currently RSS does not recognize them as URL Hotspots. Would it not be great when adding URLs as comments that you could use them without havin...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Allow Visual Explain query plan to be saved to local file

Currently Visual Explain has two options: you may save the diagram as an image, or save the query details to a performance monitor on the IBM i. I would like to see a third option available, to save the query details to a local PC file (and subseq...
8 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Show object names by default in Visual Explain diagram

After a fresh install of Access Client Solutions, the default diagram view for Visual Explain shows the Icon Type, but not the Object Name in the icon label. I would like to suggest that both should be enabled as a default. I often get asked to he...
8 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Copy Records in ACS

It whould be very cool, if we could copy record from a file in schema-view in ACS. So, when you click right on an existing record, we want so choose "copy". Then a new window should open and shows all the existing columns in die file, filled with...
30 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

iACS - HOD

we have done a network installation of iACS inside our IFS with restricted access for functions like "run SQL-Scripts". Our Users can only see the 5250-Emulator and their SPLFs. We have entered the restrictions inside the AcsConfig.properties-file...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Make ACS RUNSQL SCRIPTS Open Source/Mbr Respect SRCFILE RCDLEN

In IBM ACS RUNSQL Scripts, if you open a host Source File member, if that source member exceeds 80 bytes, then ACS "wrecks" the source code--potentially making it usable. This request is to have ACS retrieve the source file's record length, and be...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

ACS RSS make CL prompting act more like CL prompting in SEU/RDi

CL prompting in SEU or RDi allows me to apply the default value and keep it in the code so that I can know what value is being used. When prompting in ACS RSS and keying in the default value, the tool removes the keywords that have the same value ...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

System debugger in the "Tools" menu in ACS

Today you have to open the "Run SQL Script" to start the System Debugger. This great when you work with stored procedures, however, this is counter intuitive if you debug other type of programs Use Case: Open IBM i ACS, Click Tools, Select the sys...
8 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

ACS 5250 Screen History Archive enhancement: include /PLUGIN to convert images to folder

Screenshots are an important part of audit evidence and defense for internal and compliance audits, as well as step by step procedural trainingThe ability to export images from screen history archive is already a very useful tool for supporting th...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration