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IBM i Access Family

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Alternative open source packages in ACS

All the PASE packages are delivered by YUM - and it works great. The ACS interface even makes installation much easier. However not all open source is available in YUM. It will be rather useful to have a "one-stop-shop" for all kind of open source...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

ACS - Add more attributes to the Printer output displays

The Printer Output display in ACS shows a limited number of fields. Please could you add the remaining fields. I find that I need to see fields like form type, user defined fields and the common fields used daily are missing. I have to go back to ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

ACS - Schemas - provide for re-ordering of all columns in a table and views.

Please provide additional functionality to allow us to reorder any field/column on a table/view. As modernization happens or while developing new applications, new fields and keys are added and we do need to reorganize the sequence in which fields...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

A "copy special" option within Run SQL Scripts which will copy your selection as a single line

This would be useful for copying a query from Run SQL Scripts and pasting into a CL program RUNSQLSTM command for example. The query formatting in Run SQL Scripts is very useful for working with the query, but sometimes we need to condense the que...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Copy Records in ACS

It whould be very cool, if we could copy record from a file in schema-view in ACS. So, when you click right on an existing record, we want so choose "copy". Then a new window should open and shows all the existing columns in die file, filled with...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Having a command to close automatically the Run SQL Scripts windows in ACS after an UPDATE

I use a .bat file to run automatically and SQL script (UPDATE) but when it's done, both CMD's window and « Run SQL Scripts » program remains open. I found a way to overcome using a taskkill for "acslaunch_win-64.exe" into the batch file, but a com...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

ACS - a security breach -- no way to log off requiring new credentials to be entered

One of my colleagues recently discovered a security breach i ACS. He was giving a user support in ACS and was the first to log on. The setting regarding passwords in ACS was "use shared credentials" ( roughly translated from our native language )....
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Labels on RSS results not accurate

We would like the ability to change the labels on columns and have them reflect in our ACS SQL script results. We can change the labels now but the results still have the old label for the column so it does no good for us to be able to change the ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Allow ACS to run macros in silent mode

The idea is to allow ACS to run macros from command line. This could allow to run some processes on IBM i with just SSH or maybe Ansible calls, without using VNC.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

acs search functionality for local files, using path designated

Similar to search functionality within “file explorer”, allow search of ACS files/ scripts stored locally, using path designated. Useful when searching for technique or sql function previously saved.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Not under consideration