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IBM i Access Family

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Support the new BOOLEAN SQL data type in ACS Data Transfer (Upload to IBM i)

Currently, data transfer (upload) fails if any field in the table is of type BOOLEAN.
21 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

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...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 8 Future consideration

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

in the IFS plugin option within ACS add option to duplicate a file or directory

we have the need to duplicate an IFS file in a directory. using the COPY/PASTE that is currently there does not work since it uses SAV/RST to a temp save file. there should be an option to either: - allow for renaming if you copy/paste to the same...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Save Results Sets to the IFS

Enable the 'Save Results' feature of Run SQL Scripts to save the output to the IFS of the connected server. This enables data extracted to be kept on the originating server e.g. for data security purposes and for environments where users are not a...
9 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Future consideration

ACS - RSS, please add the option to include more default comments when retrieving DDL.

Please provide a feature that would allow generated DDL to have one or more templates that can be included when DDL is generated. Currently, the following comments are included. They do not provide enough useful information. -- Generate SQL -- Ver...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Add other various MERGE examples to ACS "Insert from examples" DML

In DML category of IBM i ACS, there is an example of a MERGE SQL statement but it is of the most simple kind. Please add more complex examples where you demonstrate several examples, of insert, update and delete. Also, if other ideas under future ...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Requesting EHLLAPI support for 64bit Office

The EHLLAPI bridge for Access Client Solutions is not compatible with Microsoft Office 64 bit (see case reply from IBM) and I would like to request that it be made compatible. Use Case: Macro requires connectivity from VBA (Visual Basic for Applic...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 12 Future consideration

ACS RunSQL field list search

We use the ACS Run Sql constantly to pull data for reports and research. The F4 prompt gives us a field list for the files. Often times we have many files joined. We cannot remember all the field names of all the files on the system, but we do kno...
7 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration