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IBM i Access Family

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Improvement of 5250 emulation

When you start a 5250 emulation sesion you get a tab saying " A - sysname'. If you start another sesion you get "B- sysname". I would like to be able to change this session text by opening a text window with a rigth mouse click on the tab. Use Cas...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

ACS 5250 Plugin screen history allow save as images

The screen history seems like a good idea but once you attempt to copy the history image you only get textual values from the screen. We would want to use the actual image of the screen. Please provide the ability to change the screen history so t...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

ACS - Add save to a new tab in Excel when using RSS.

I use Run SQL Scripts (RSS) daily. Many times, I have to save the results displayed on the screen into a spreadsheet. Problem: Each save from the screen has to go to a new file or an existing file. If specifying an existing file, it overwrites tha...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 9 Not under consideration

in the IFS plugin option within ACS add option to duplicate a file or directory

we have the need to duplicate an IFS file in a directory. using the COPY/PASTE that is currently there does not work since it uses SAV/RST to a temp save file. there should be an option to either: - allow for renaming if you copy/paste to the same...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Improve IBM i Access ODBC Driver simultaneous connections by eliminating constant Windows registry updates

Please refer to IBM case number: TS014016695. It will fix the problem when ODBC driver creates multiple connections to the same host name as the same time. We had an issue in our organization when network connection drops between Windows cloud ser...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Future consideration

Access Client Solutions TN5250 emulator: Four sessions in a 2x2 grid like the old IBM 3290 display (1982)

A user on IBM i OSS asked if it was possible to have four sessions to tab between in the IBM i Access Client Solutions 5250 emulator in a 2x2 grid to make it easier to do terminal work.It's true that it's easier to work in green-screen land with f...
8 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Add shortcut buttons/menu options

When using IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) 5250 emulation I am able to switch to almost every other option of ACS using the Actions menu oprion. I am also able to add action buttons to the icons menu bar. The options I am using the most freque...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

ACS - a security breach -- no way to log off requiring new credentials to be entered

One of my colleagues recently discovered a security breach i ACS. He was giving a user support in ACS and was the first to log on. The setting regarding passwords in ACS was "use shared credentials" ( roughly translated from our native language )....
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Add Support for both left and rights ide CMD/CTRL/OPT keys in ACS Run SQL Scripts

When using IBM ACS on the Apple Mac computer (running macOS) and using a computer that has a full-size keyboard, the right-side CMD, OPT, and Ctrl keys do not work for navigation, cut/paste and other standard/normal use. I do not know if Windows h...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

ibm i access client solutions-windows- hosted/roaming $user$/home support

IBM i Access doesn't seem to respect Window's $User$/home paths for roaming profiles. Options in iACS to 'save items to desktop' will create a local desktop directory and download an item there instead of downloading to the hosted/roaming desktop ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration