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IBM i Access Family

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Connections - Ability to define database to connect to by default

I would like to see a Connections configuration option that allows us to define a default database to connect to on a conneciton.There isn't one today and defaults to the sysbas asp. Which for those of us with iASP infrastructures, is a pain for R...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Delivered

Please change the slash on the ACS Integrated File System to be a forward slash (/)

Currently when you are using ACS and the Integrated File System and it opens the IFS window the slash in the Directory is a backward slash (\). I would like to see this changed to a forward slash (/) because that is where everything is located. Us...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

Add full statement pop up when hovering over Show Statements plan cache list of statements like iNav

When using Show Statements window and I have a list of SQL statements from the plan cache, I used to have a pop up window showing the full statement of the one I am hovering over in iNav.That does NOT happen when doing the same in ACS, SQL perform...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

iACS Printer output-Choose text or PDF

IBM iAccess Client Solutions (iACS) has a "Printer Output" feature that allows you to access spooled files. You can configure in your preferences whether to get them as text or as PDF, but there's no easy way to choose on-the-fly. Use Case: I almo...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Delivered

ACS Java Process Kill Daemon on Citrix Servers

Hello everybody I would like to mention a problem I am facing and discover right now , in the middle of a migration project , here in Piraeus Bank Greece. We have a variety of Power i Host Systems such as E880 P8 V7R3 – S824 etc. We are using ACS ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

EUDC support on ACS PDF/PDT Printing

We need EUDC(GAIJI) support on ACS PDF/PDT Printing.On PC5250 on iAW, we can print EUDC chars on PDF/PDT Printing. But ACS does not support it. We need this function to move Windows 10. Use Case: In Japan, EUDC(GAIJI) is usually used and should be...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered

Prompt for DBMonitor running when selected to delete.

ACS Database Monitors component.If a DBMonitor is running and I chose to delete it, it just smokes it.I'd like to to prompt me with a message, "Monitor is running, do you still want to delete it?" or something to that affect. Odds are, I don't wan...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

ACS IFS component-Need Initial Load Filter to reduce files loaded per directory. Not InterActive Filter of loaded files list.

We have IFS directories with 20,000-30,000 files in them. It takes forever to download the whole list of files in the directory, which must be loaded before we can use the interactive filter to narrow down what we are looking for.At times, my netw...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

When upload by ACS IFS Tools, CCSID is changed.

Please add a option ccsid on ACS IFS Tools. Use Case: When I upload files ( UTF-8) to IFS on power, ACS IFS Tools changed files character code to 1041.That's confused.
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

ACS RunSQLScripts - Release cursor lock on full table read or inactivity

Select statements executed through RunSQLScripts window place a Shared Read lock until a new statement is read or the window is closed. This can interfere with many methods of processing to include allocate lock exclusive, copy file with replace, ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered