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ACS printer output download, add checkbox for using USRDTA parm in download file name

we have multiple spooled file with same file name but are differentiated by user data column. if we could use the USRDTA name in the file name it would be easier for our users to determine what downloaded spooled file they need. *maybe we could ch...
20 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Open Source Package Manager - Add Search Feature

In the Open Source Package Manager it would be fantastic if there was a way to search or refine the list of packages instead of having to scroll through the entire list. This could apply to all three sections: Installed, Updates and Available pack...
20 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

change ACS configuration path names with proper encoding

ACS paths containing configuration files are stored with some special encodings, like: C:\users\<username>\Documents\IBM\iAccessClient\Settings\client.configuration\com.ibm.iaccess.base.x0041csx0053ystemx0043onfig It seems that those x0041 s...
26 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Support 5250 emulator for mobile device.

The only IBM 5250 emulator that worked on mobile devices (iPhone and Android) was 5250 applet which was a part of IBM access for Web (5770-XH2). As the IBM access for Web had been discontinued since IBM i 7.5, there are no alternative 5250 emulato...
26 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Set Wide Screen Mode (27x132) as the Default Option or (preferrably) the only option for ACS 5250 Configuration

When end-users setup their devices they don't have 20 to 40 years experience with *DS3 and *DS4 mode. They're not sure what 27x132 means. Since is it 2022 and not 1982, it would be better to default to 27x132 for ACS 5250 Display Configurations. I...
28 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under 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...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

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...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Alternative open source packages in ACS

All the PASE packages are delivered by YUM - and it works great. The ACS interface even makes installation much easier. However not all open source is available in YUM. It will be rather useful to have a "one-stop-shop" for all kind of open source...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

ACS - Add more attributes to the Printer output displays

The Printer Output display in ACS shows a limited number of fields. Please could you add the remaining fields. I find that I need to see fields like form type, user defined fields and the common fields used daily are missing. I have to go back to ...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

ACS - Schemas - provide for re-ordering of all columns in a table and views.

Please provide additional functionality to allow us to reorder any field/column on a table/view. As modernization happens or while developing new applications, new fields and keys are added and we do need to reorganize the sequence in which fields...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration