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Remember the last pad the user was on when the popup keypad was last closed

I categorize my macros on the popup keypad by pad. It would be handy to be able to set an option to retain the last used pad. So, the next time I open the popup keypad and the previous time I had it open I ran a macro on pad 2 for instance, it wou...
17 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Functionality already exists

add rule to manage 'at' scheduling like 'crontab' in AIXPERT

we are using aixpert to setup our secuirty baseline for AIX estate. it works good, but we realized it missing some rule set, for example we have rule set to control crontab scheduling, but we did not find one for 'at' scheduling. the rule set we u...
about 2 months ago in AIX 1 Functionality already exists

Please add a prompt to run the setup functions again.

Today, we needed to add the IFS option onto a users screen. I could not find an option to allow me to do so. When we ran the install option, it simply ran the install with no prompts. Administrators on the IBM i are not always authorized to access...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Functionality already exists

IBM i Access Client Solutions(ACS) Data Transfer Download to Excel Spreadsheet change from .xls to .xlsx

The Data Transfer to Excel is still using the old .xls(1997-2003)(65554 limit) instead of .xlsx. You have to download it as a .cvs and then load it to a spread sheet. This would bring ACS to using a current format with out the limit of the old .xl...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

Add SQL Object Type to QDBRTVFD and QUSROBJD APIs

Today the SQL object type is available only via the QUSRMBRD (Retrieve Member Description) API. However when a file has NO MEMBERS, the QUSRMBRD API cannot be used to retrieve the needed SQL Object Type. Ironically, the QDBRTVFD (Retrieve File Des...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

Include the port in the ssh connection configuraction for the ACS Opensource packages Manager

The ACS Opensource packages Manager does not work if the sshd in the ibm i is configured to use a different port than 22.
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

AIA Thailand got the problem Thai language on Data transfer on IBM iAccess Client solution.

Got the problem about the data transfer for Thai language - CCSID which cannot support non-Thai CCSID in database file so I ask you to offer the selection CCSID in IBM iAccess Client Solution. Refer to case no. TS014645564 and many customers in Th...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

Add possibility to retrieve current number of filled elements in array with dim(*auto/*var)

Please add the number of filled elements in a varying dimension array. Currently we can set the allocated number with %elem(array: *alloc) = number. This says something about the memory being allocated as far as I understand. If you then use for i...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Functionality already exists

Add a warning when parameter markers are truncated

IBM i silently truncates parameters to prepared statements to match the length of the target. -----From https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=statements-open, section "Parameter marker replacement" : However, unlike the rules for assigning a val...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

CHGASPACT: new functionality (*BCD) i.e. best can do. Stay in SUSPEND state even if not everything could be suspended.

Hello IBM, I recently discussed options of CHGASPACT with IBM support (CASE TS014216210). We normally use chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) In case, this is not successful, *CONT is not an option for us. We ne...
8 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Functionality already exists