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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Start by posting ideas and requests to this portal to enhance a Power product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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Custom separator for csv output in Data Transfer

Provide an option to specify a custom field separator when outputting to csv in data transfer. The "standard" ones provided by Excel for example would be a good base : semi-colon, tab, colon.Or leave it to the user to input the one he wants. Use C...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

SSH key passphrases/agent support in ACS

ACS only supports passwords and keys without a passphrase. It would be ideal to have SSH keys that are protected by a passphrase, but ACS doesn't support that. Furthermore, even if passphrases are supported, supporting an agent would be even bette...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Support folders in iACS session manager

Provide the ability to create folders & sub-folders in the iACS session manager to allow better organization of display & printer sessions. Use Case: In situation where there are large number of display & printer sessions, it would be ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration

Consolidate ACS 5250 Display and TAB Preferences into one Tabbed Dialog

Currently we have: Edit->Preferences -> Tab SetupEdit->Preferences -> Appearance->Tab Appearance The first changes the Active Tab propertiesThe second changes the inactive Tab propertiesPlease place them on the same dialog and use t...
7 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Run SQL Scripts content assist enhancements

To help users find SQL functions, it would be helpful to enhance content assist. The following works by showing results when placing cursor before ) and pressing [Ctrl]+[Space]:select * from table();select * from table(schema.); Confusion is that ...
7 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Access Client Solutions IFS timestamp format and timezone

Currently the Access Client Solutions IFS component shows file timestamps in a textual format, eg. "9 February 2022 at 16:30:29 GMT". There is no alignment and a varying width font is used. The timestamp is shown in local (PC client) timezone. 1. ...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

iACS emulation - Enhance character codepage for non-printable character and allow for substitution

This is a request to enhance the character code page/table for non-printable characters in the 5250 emulator. Character code page should follow GS1 General Specifications standards for these characters and allow for substitution to a readable char...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

PSHBTNFLD work like hotspot

In the emulator in Access Client Solutions, you can specify hotspots which render as actual 3D buttons. This is great. Ironically, a PSHBTNFLD (Push _Button_ Field) does NOT render in the emulation as a 3D button. It would be nice to have a PSHBTN...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

ACS Sql scripts F4 Prompt is too slow

IBM does not support CA for Windows so IBM is wanting users to move to ACS. IBM wants us to move away from greenscreen SQL and use the ACS SQL Scripts. Well there have been many issues I have found with this ACS software. But this case concerns th...
12 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Future consideration

"Block indentation by parentheses" in SQL formatter

With the more use of CTE, complex views, stored procedures and function - SQL formatting are getting more and more focus. SQL can have quite convoluted structures with many components having parameter or lists defined within parentheses. Think of ...
8 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration