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ACS IFS add "upload from" location in preferences

Currently the Integrated file System preferences allow you to specify a "Download location". I would like to have an "Upload location" added there as well.
1 day ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Change Command Default for Create Network Server Desc (CRTNWSD) to *GUEST

As IBM i hosting IBM i has become ever more popular, when creating a Network Server Description (CRTNWSD) it is much more likely you would want to specify IBM i parameters rather than the default Windows based ones. I think that changing these com...
2 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted
189 VOTE

Add BRMS & AJS to the new Navigator for i

The New Navigator for i is brilliant. Today we are forced to use the heritage Navigator for i if we want to maintain BRMS and the Advanced Job Scheduler. BRMS and AJS need to be part of the New Navigator for i as soon as possible, removing the nee...
11 months ago in IBM i / System Management 15 Future consideration

UUID datatype for IBMi

A UUID is a Universally Unique Identifier, meaning that these identifiers are unique over your whole DB; even better unique" across space and time". UUID's are stored in 128bit format and follow a standarized format (rfc4122) This makes the type a...
26 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Add command-line options for running Data Transfers in BAT files or add Edit option in context menu of DTFX/DTTX files

Our users have used Data Transfer for many years. They have used BAT files to run requests that belong together. With IBM i Access for Windows and its predecessors, these have run uninterrupted - the Data Transfer GUI did not appear, and there was...
23 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Not under consideration

In the Run SQL Scripts tool, when using "library.table" naming convention, double clicking on the library name should only select the library name and not the whole "library.table" string

This is how it works with "library/table". If you double-click on "library" the word "library" will be highlighted. But if you are using "library.table" and double-click on "library" it will highlight the entire string. It's cumbersome and inconsi...
4 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

New Navigator: Customize browser for mobile clients

With IBM i 7.5 IBM i Access for Web is no longer supported. This includes the web interface for mobile clients. Have you tried using http://myibmi:2002/Navigator/ from a browser on a mobile client? UGLY!
4 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

Add Help Text at bottom while changing the password without Reason Code

When user changes profile password and if the password does not meet password rules, error message display with reason code at the bottom of the screen. It is difficult for end user to understand or find the description. Hence if the description d...
5 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Allow data structures to be extended or decorated

RPG currently allows us to define a data structure with the same layout another with the LIKEDS keyword. It would be useful to be able to use a similar keyword to define the basic structure, but also to extend the data structure and add additional...
24 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

RPG Refactor Redundant Code

It would be awesome to highlight a piece of code, find all instances of the highlighted pattern, and refactor all instances to a subroutine or a procedure. For example, the code below. I found three instances of this code in the same program. This...
5 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted