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IBM i Access Family

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ACS Update button to update the software

The check for updates feature is great. What would be great is if you had a button that would automatically update ACS. Having to go to the download site, log in, accept the license agreement, then download, then unzip, then overwrite the director...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 9 Delivered

In Access Client Solutions "Run SQL Scripts" please make a shortcut for "Recent files" under "File"

Make it possible to access Recent files without using a lot of "Arrow down" on the keyboard or without using the mouse. Everyone trying to use shortcuts will enjoy it.
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Delivered

IBM i ACS - Run SQL scripts adding Display as Hotspots, like in 5250 Emulation

When developing SQL scripts IBM allows you to add comments. In many cases I add HTTP links as comment. Currently RSS does not recognize them as URL Hotspots. Would it not be great when adding URLs as comments that you could use them without havin...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Add "in use" for stream files in iACS

In IBM Navigator for i you can go into Integrated File Systems and see who has a lock on a stream file.I want that capability added in IBM i Access Client Solutions. Use Case: Trying to perform maintenance on a stream file but I cannot see who has...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

ACS Change or add New Nav for i

I use ACS a lot. and I have connections to lots of partitions. It would be nice if the 'Navigator for i' could be changed to New Nav for i or Nav4i. If not can it be added to the 'Hardware Management Interface' (which could also be renamed). If so...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

Pre-install ACS Client on IBM i IFS for use by IBM i

As the ACS product can be run natively by IBM i, then it would be ideal if it was automatically installed in one standard place on the system by default. Use Case: Using the IBM ACS client to (acsbundle.jar) to transfer / translate a Db2 for i fil...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered

Template sessions in iACS session manager

Provide the ability to establish a template session in the iACS session manager. New display & printer sessions would be based on this template session so that a standardized (user or enterprise) set of parameters would be used. All session pa...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Prompt for download location for IFS in iACS

Would like to have an option to present a pop up for download location, in addition to the settings currently in Preferences, when selecting a file to download from the Integrated File System (IFS) interface. Use Case: Users typically download IFS...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts copy/paste column headings

Add the ability to copy and paste from the results including column headings.The ability to copy and paste the data from the results is very convenient. But without the column headings the data is meaningless in most cases.My workaround is to save...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered