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IBM i Access Family

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

set coulmn width for SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET when export to excel

It would be useful to be able to set column width for each column or *auto to make width fit data when creating excelfiles from SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET. Then the result looks better when creating and sending reports from the machine.
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 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...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Future consideration

Additional CLI options for acsbundle.jar /PLUGIN=cfg /SYSTEM=<system>

Request for enhancement to acsbundle.jar /PLUGIN=cfg /SYSTEM=<system> Please add cli options for additional settings, so that all system configurations can be set via the CLI for scripting. In short if there is an option in the GUI it should...
10 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Choose connection for ACS Printer Output

ACS Integrated File System and Run SQL Scripts already allow you to change your connection from within the tool. Printer Output lacks that capability. If there was a drop-down or menu option, I could change the connection without having to start t...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Run an ACS macro from Command Line

Many customers used to call macros from outside applications. With the migration to the new ACS macros they miss an easy way to open the emulator and execute a macro directly. In the current plugins that you can call from command line there's no o...
8 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration

Support folders in iACS session manager

Provide the ability to create folders & sub-folders in the iACS session manager to allow better organization of display & printer sessions. Use Case: In situation where there are large number of display & printer sessions, it would be ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration

ACS Run SQL multiple Systems in one window separated by tabs

Currently, in ACS in order to run SQL statements on multiple systems you need to open each System in a separate window. I would really like to have the possibility to group those systems into one window separated by Tabs.
12 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration