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IBM i Access Family

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Enhance iACS Printer Output filter options

i ACS allows only two configurations for Printer Output which disables the Filter and restricts the user to looking at spool files generated by the user Otherwise, the user has access to all spool files, ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Future consideration

Allow Visual Explain query plan to be saved to local file

Currently Visual Explain has two options: you may save the diagram as an image, or save the query details to a performance monitor on the IBM i. I would like to see a third option available, to save the query details to a local PC file (and subseq...
12 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Automatically display a PDF document on the screen after creating the PDF in an interactive 5250 session.

Due to environmental restrictions namely security, we cannot give the users in the plant access to the IFS to see and display PDF documents. What we need here and this is required for many reports, is to somehow open the PDF programmatically from ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

ACS Printer Output - Expand user messages or enable customization

The actual user request was asking if they could modify the message. We do not believe this is possible or likely so we are asking to expand ACS Printer Output Messaging to produce/issue more meaningful end user messages. Eg. 1 When not authorized...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

acs 5250 session border customizable like ACS Run SQL Scripts Border

Starting with running 5250 emulations session I select> Communications> Configure> Preferences. On this panel there is a radio button to >>SHOW BORDER. When I select that I can display a border around the 5250 window, but I cannot f...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

ACS RSS JDBC settings need a JOBD option or a way to alter the current library

When connecting to the IBM server from any source the user account used uses its associated *JOBD to create an initial job library list. The libraries included are SYS, PRD and CUR library list portions. However, the JDBC settings only control the...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

ACS add plugin for "<help><about>" to get version information

the acsbundle.jar file is non-specific for version information. there should be a way to show the version information to a terminal window. Use Case: from IBM i command line, where no GUI exists, or PC/MAC/LINUX command line need to be able to get...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

IBM ACS Update Check Function to also check Windows / Linux Applications Packages

The IBM Access Client Solutions Update function currently checks the for a newer version of the Deployed Java Client but not for updates in the Installed Windows or Linux Application Packages. Use Case: Help users of the functions provided by the ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

Add customization in ACS print screen settings

We would like to see the ACS client Print Screen settings to have the option to select fonts, manipulate fonts (bold, underline, etc), and set LPI and CPI, like was available in Client Access for Windows.Ideally, I would like to see 2 options: 1) ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

iACS Run SQL Scripts - option to format numeric fields in the output with thousands place separators

I would like the ability to format numeric fields in the output with thousands place separators, for better readability. Ideally this would be able to be toggled from the results pane without having to rerun the query. Use Case: Improve readabilit...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration