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IBM i Access Family

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Allow keyboard input in iACS Printer Output

The Printer Output component in IBM i Access Client Solutions doesn't allow keyboard input. For example, Set Filter doesn't recognize the ENTER key. The grid of spooled files doesn't recognize the the DELETE or ENTER keys. Use Case: I need to filt...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

Add warning in Run SQL Scripts if a join predicate does not reference the joined table

Add the ability to warn the user when they are attempting to run a query that contains a join, and the join predicate does not reference fields from both sides of the join. Example:select a.field1, b.field2, c.field3from lib.tablea ajoin lib.table...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

iACS create new windows on same page as main window

if possible change iACS new window behaviour to create new windows on the same display / screen as the originating (main) window. Use Case: developers working on Mac with 3 or 4 screen setup. When working with iACS databases and schemas, new windo...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 8 Future consideration

ACS-system operator messages

While doing a nightly backup, unless HTTP & Admin servers are running, there is no easy way to view system operator messages. A plug in would be helpful to view in Access Client Solutions(Windows). Use Case: If there is an issue in a nightly b...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Allow changes in ACS setup to retrieve and display existing setup values

We have more than 300 users at this location and several more at other facilities. An administration type function would be appreciated where the setup can be stored at a central point for each device. Any changes would be on hand and could then b...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Not under consideration

Copy settings from an existing database monitor

Creating database monitors through the iACS SQL Performance Center is really nice. It would be very convenient if we could create a new database monitor based on an existing monitor, so we didn't have to do all of the "setup" each time. Use Case: ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Add option to select icon in Edit-Preferences-Appearance-Window Setup as per iAccess for Windows

In iAccess for Windows you can select the icon that is displayed on the Windows taskbar and in the window itself via Edit-Preferences-Appearance -Window Setup. This function is missing in the equivilent option on ACS. This is a duplicate request a...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 9 Not under consideration

ACS to show system description in System Select pulldown

Would like the System Selection pulldown in iAccess Client to show both the system name (which is usually the IP address) AND the description field. Use Case: Ease of administrating multiple systems.
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Elucidate column names in Run SQL scripts

Often when using the Run SQL Scripts to do discovery-related tasks or to troubleshoot issues, I have to run a separate query on QSYS2.SYSTABLES and SYSCOLUMNS to figure out what the columns are. Wondering if it's possible to run this query automat...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Mark more than one node for "Highlight Expensive Icon"

Give an option or something that allows for marking nodes that are relatively close together in terms used to identify the most expensive node. I would prefer top 5/10/etc or a percentage selection. Use Case: Run the visual explain in Run SQL Scri...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration