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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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Add command-line options for running Data Transfers in BAT files or add Edit option in context menu of DTFX/DTTX files

Our users have used Data Transfer for many years. They have used BAT files to run requests that belong together. With IBM i Access for Windows and its predecessors, these have run uninterrupted - the Data Transfer GUI did not appear, and there was...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Not under consideration

Double-click on column name in result, inserts that name at cursor position in editor

In ACS -> Run SQL script: Today we have context assistance by pressing F4 to build up SQL statements - and it works nice. However it is not always practical for complicated statements ( stored procedures, UDTF etc.) So an alternative and more m...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

ACS Data Transfer upload should allow *UPDADD

ACS Data Transfer "To IBM i" only allows add or replace. There's no way to update existing rows. This is a very common task, where data needs to inserted or updated if it already exists.
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

I Access Client solutions printer session - Print multiple copies

Currently, there is no way to have the printer sessions print more than one copy. On Windows 10, the printer session even ignores printer settings on the numbers of copies to print on all print jobs. So, there isn't even a way to force multiple co...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Remove "Access for Web" topic from 7.5 Docs site to make it clear that it is not supported in 7.5.

To prevent customers' confusion, I would like IBM to remove "Access for Web" section from IBM i 7.5 Docs site. Access for Web is not supported on IBM i 7.5. -> https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/planning-upgrade-ibm-i-75-software But "Access fo...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

ACS printoutup plugin: View/modify Properties

In old iseries Navigator was possible view/modify properties from each spool files. So, you could modify , for example, which pages to print. That, with de plugin SPLF from ACS is not available. Now, the only way is using the web Navigator for i a...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Add Desktop Directory setting for desktop copy/save functions with OneDrive desktop locations

With OneDrive Desktop enabled, the default desktop is no longer 'C:\Users\userid\Desktop’ For example, the new desktop location is now “C:\Users\userid\OneDrive\Desktop\” Now the "Copy to Desktop" and 'Download to Desktop' options within iACS save...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Password change using system groups

A number of our customers have users that have different passwords based on the system(s) they use. This would allow the users to sync their passwords by the system purpose they use for the systems. Better security might possibly be obtained by re...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

change ACS configuration path names with proper encoding

ACS paths containing configuration files are stored with some special encodings, like: C:\users\<username>\Documents\IBM\iAccessClient\Settings\client.configuration\com.ibm.iaccess.base.x0041csx0053ystemx0043onfig It seems that those x0041 s...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Support 5250 emulator for mobile device.

The only IBM 5250 emulator that worked on mobile devices (iPhone and Android) was 5250 applet which was a part of IBM access for Web (5770-XH2). As the IBM access for Web had been discontinued since IBM i 7.5, there are no alternative 5250 emulato...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration