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IBM i

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Access Client Solutions (ACS) - Make it possible to remotely deploy and manage ACS

In our enterprise (and many others) the software on our users' workstations needs to be managed centrally using tools such as InTune, SCCM, etc. Currently there isn't a supported way of doing this for ACS. This is becoming a serious issue/challeng...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration
307 VOTE

*ESCAPE messages for SAVLIB

We have received MONMSG for CPF3795 in every SAVLIB running in our CL program: https://ecurep.mainz.de.ibm.com/rest/download/28061%2C100%2C838/2018-04-06/28061.100.838.SOURCE.txt?astext=true&fileSize=83568 But, when CPF3795 is reported saving ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Not under consideration

Make installing Visual Explain optional

When installing IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) the option is given to skip the installation of several components. Run SQL Scripts (RSS) always has Visual Explain included. I would like to see this treated similar as the System Debugger which...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

iACS: Rewrite the documentation for IBM i Access Client Solutions

There is much that is missing from this documentation. Including, but not limited to: How to limit users access to some of the functions by using server configuration such as "Function Usage" available in IBM Navigator for i. Sure there are ways o...
8 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Add Native DCM support for ACME protocol (Automatic Certificate Management Environment)

IBM i 7.4 introduced APIs that support Native Digital Certificate Management, I would like IBM to build on this a deliver a natively supported ACME (Automatic Certificate Management Environment) protocol support to allow IBM i to automatically req...
7 months ago in IBM i / Security 3 Not under consideration

BRMS Web GUI interface needs to be made available for 5770BR1

Fortra has developed a web interface for BRMS replacing the old web navigator interface that was deprecated. This new interface is only available in the new software subscription for BRMS, 5770BR2 with PTFs SJ00271and SJ00272.Not every customer is...
11 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Not under consideration

Full support of Field Reference File (FRF) in SQL

When creating tables via SQL it is not possible to use the concept of a FRF to define fields in a consistent way and especially query the catalogs later on to find the origin of a field. A workaround is a CREATE TABLE AS however this doesn't suppo...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

New op-code RCV-MSG or enhancement of ON-EXCP/ON-EXIT

When sending an escape message with SND-MSG it is easy to catch that exception with MONITOR and ON-EXCP. But to receive the message (especially the message data), remove the message from the job log or re-send the message up the call stack, we sti...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Request for improvement of space padding when transferring data in UTF16LE

Please refer to AAA.jpg for the data on the host side. If you specify text format (UTF16LE) when transferring this data and receive it, the number of blank characters in the received text will change. (See AAA_UTF16LE.txt) This phenomenon does not...
17 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

ACS - Add save to a new tab in Excel when using RSS.

I use Run SQL Scripts (RSS) daily. Many times, I have to save the results displayed on the screen into a spreadsheet. Problem: Each save from the screen has to go to a new file or an existing file. If specifying an existing file, it overwrites tha...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 9 Not under consideration