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IBM i Access Family

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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...
6 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

ACS - Provide for parameter definition to be user definable in Generate SQL --> DDL.

I use the schema definitions on a daily basis. As part of modernization of the native database definitions to SQL, I need to retrieve the DDL code from existing objects such as physical files, Logical files, tables, views etc. The process in ACS r...
6 days 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 ...
6 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Access Client Solutions enhancement

Via Edit > Preferences the Passwords tab is very useful to change my passwords on multiple systems in one time (by selecting multiple). My problem is to select the correct ones. It would be a great enhancement if an extra column would be added ...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 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.
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Saved directory in preferences for ACS Generate function

We generate DDL for our files as we get to them. So the generate function has a place to provide the network path and folder to hold the generated source. We want to keep all our DDL in one location for storage and future use. We have to type in t...
21 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 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...
about 2 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...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 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...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Improve IBM i Access ODBC Driver simultaneous connections by eliminating constant Windows registry updates

Please refer to IBM case number: TS014016695. It will fix the problem when ODBC driver creates multiple connections to the same host name as the same time. We had an issue in our organization when network connection drops between Windows cloud ser...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration