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IBM i Access Family

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ACS Integrated File System-Double click on file

ACS Integrated File System does not allow you to double-click on a file and open it. RDi supports this, and so do the file manage apps included in PC operating systems. When you double-click on a file, it show perform the same functionality as cho...
9 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Access Client Solutions (ACS) - Make it possible to remotely deploy and manage ACS

In our enterprise (and many others) the software on our users' workstations needs to be managed centrally using tools such as InTune, SCCM, etc. Currently there isn't a supported way of doing this for ACS. This is becoming a serious issue/challeng...
11 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

ACS Run SQL Scripts needs a scalable dialog box (open file)

Referring to the Run SQL Scripts application within ACS. Selecting File, Open, then PC file to open a saved SQL statement, the rendering of the Open dialog box is terrible. See attached image. One third of the dialog box is completely unused The c...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Submitted

Add an option for an SSL trusted store in odbc.ini for use with the IBM i Access ODBC Driver

We have an issue using SSL with the IBM i Access ODBC driver and IBM App Connect Enterprise 12. You can read about it in case: TS015080103 and TS014801648. We want to use an option to add the CA certificates to the data source in odbc.ini, somethi...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 8 Future consideration

Make installing Visual Explain optional

When installing IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) the option is given to skip the installation of several components. Run SQL Scripts (RSS) always has Visual Explain included. I would like to see this treated similar as the System Debugger which...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

iACS: Rewrite the documentation for IBM i Access Client Solutions

There is much that is missing from this documentation. Including, but not limited to: How to limit users access to some of the functions by using server configuration such as "Function Usage" available in IBM Navigator for i. Sure there are ways o...
7 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Provide an option to prevent ACS Run SQL Scripts from advancing to the next statement whenever a statement is executed

When you execute a query in the Run SQL Scripts tool (Ctrl-R or Run Selected) the next query in the window is automatically selected/highlighted after the executed query completes. When working with long complex queries, the automatic advancement/...
12 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

On Access Client Actions add new options for Download and Upload a Save File

Currently the easiest way to transfer a save file to or from an IBM i would be to use FTP. You can also do this via the Access Client but it is difficult to do. What I would propose to do is add two options Download Save File and Upload Save File ...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Functionality already exists

Using SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET to export data to excel, using an existing excel template.

Be able to use an excel template, SPREADSHEET_TEMPLATE, to put the generated data in, setting sheet SPREADSHEET_SHEET and cell SPREADSHEET_CELL where to start put the data.
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

ACS - Add save to a new tab in Excel when using RSS.

I use Run SQL Scripts (RSS) daily. Many times, I have to save the results displayed on the screen into a spreadsheet. Problem: Each save from the screen has to go to a new file or an existing file. If specifying an existing file, it overwrites tha...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 9 Not under consideration