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IBM i Access Family

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IBM Access Client Solutions to Download a Spool File (Funktion WRKSPLF > PDF File) works correctly only with latin1 language

The i user has a SPLF in the OUTQ and wants to process it as a PDF file. IBM ACS offers the possibility with the function WRKSPL > PDF this works error free if the used character set page belongs to the font family Latin 1 (1252 - Windows Weste...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Add Form Type as a column to i ACS Printer Output

Form Type should be a column in IBM i Access Client Solutions Printer Output tool. Use Case: Knowing Form Type is useful information when reviewing printer output. Form Type is available as a column in WRKSPLF, WRKOUTQ, Navigator for i.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Future consideration

In ACS on the command line when you run a transfer from IBM i to excel without a dtfx you can not specify the locale values such as date format or decimal point

Anybody using ACS and doing batch transfer of data. This is a basic setting in countries outside US and it is blocking larger adoption of this functionality.
9 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 8 Not under consideration

iACS: List file shares

Provide a way to list existing file shares such as the list provided by (method 1: IBM Navigator for i (aka http://youribmi:2001)File systems / File Shares (method 2: 5250)ADDLIBLE NETSRVCMDGO NETS11. Work with Shares Use Case: Listing existing sh...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Import source code preserving SRCDTA and SRCSEQ

Please add the ability to import source code from PC's or the IFS where the 3 source member fields are not separated by a comma or *TAB. Use Case: I have source code that I exported on another system to a thumb drive using RDi. When I tried to imp...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Rename file during download of spool file within ACS

Within IBM i Access Client Solutions the spool file download does not allow for naming the destination file. The ability to name the destination file to a name that is descriptive and meaningful for the end user without needing to rename it AFTER ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Future consideration

Allow the Delete Key to function in iACS Printer Output Listing

In ACS when you select a group of spool files to delete you must right mouse click and then select delete. It would be great to have the Delete Key trigger the delete. Use Case: Many of the applications we work with every day enable the delete key...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

Add shortcut buttons/menu options

When using IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) 5250 emulation I am able to switch to almost every other option of ACS using the Actions menu oprion. I am also able to add action buttons to the icons menu bar. The options I am using the most freque...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Allow SSH for 5250

Telnet has been identified as a security risk, which is mitigated by the TLS1.2 security applied to it, but I would like to see the connection for IBM Access Client Solution 5250 sessions have the option to use an SSH connection instead of Telnet....
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

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...
7 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists