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My ideas: IBM i Access Family

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Allow prompt variables in Run SQL Scripts

Add prompt variables to queries that run in the Run SQL Scripts application. This would allow generic queries to be reused for specific results. The Run SQL Scripts application would need a mechanism for entering the substitution variable data whe...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 10 Delivered

Add support to "Bookmark" IFS paths in ACS

When using the IFS Task in ACS, I have a set of several directories I often need to work in. Rather than having to type in the path to the file, I would like to "bookmark" or have a set of "favorites" that I can select from. This is similar to the...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

Access Client Solutions IFS timestamp format and timezone

Currently the Access Client Solutions IFS component shows file timestamps in a textual format, eg. "9 February 2022 at 16:30:29 GMT". There is no alignment and a varying width font is used. The timestamp is shown in local (PC client) timezone. 1. ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

IBM i ACS - IFS unzip function

In IBM i ACS the Integrated File System is missing the option to zip/unzip. Use Case: When upgrading iso images are in the zip format. With ACS and the IFS functionality we can upload them but we either have to unzip them beforehand or do it from ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered

Upload Multiple Files to Integrated File System in ACS

Currently, to upload or download a file to/from the IFS using Access Client Solutions, you have to go through a host of dialog boxes to accomplish the task. It would be nice to be able to select a file or multiple files and drag and drop them to a...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 10 Delivered

IFS 1MB View limitation

In ACS the IFS functionality allows you to view a file with the options "View" and "View...".When selecting one of these two, the size of the file you are able to view is limited to 1 MB.In the case you select a file for viewing which is larger, t...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

iSeries ACS Run SQL Scripts - SQL SELECT - locking file

Running SQL SELECTs in ACS "Run SQL Scripts" on the iSeries leaves locks on physical files which prevent the CL command CLRPFM from running over the file. Old fashioned RPG programs never lock files when reading from them or writing to them and on...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 9 Delivered

IBM i Access ODBC driver Connection Timeout

I am using the IBM i Access ODBC driver with PHP, and it does not currently have an option for "Connection Timeout". If the server DSN is temporarily unreachable, the PDO/ODBC connection will wait to timeout until the PHP max_execution_time is rea...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

Add dialog to ACS for displaying "in use" information of stream files stored in the IFS

Include the "in use" dialog into ACS and do not launch the "IBM Navigator for i" web application for displaying the locks of a given IFS stream file. Today "IBM Navigator for i" is launched to display the locks of an IFS stream file following thes...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered

IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts Enhancement

I am using the latest version of IBM i Access Client Solutions. (64-bit)Version: id: 7031January 16, 2017 12:19:12 PM CSTjava.version: 1.8.0_65I would like 2 design changes:1. With this new version the End key functionality changed. I...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered