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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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IBM i Access Family

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Ability to move IFS objects from one directory to another on the same system using ACS

Using the Integrated File System option in ACS I would like the ability to select a group of files, right-click or from the menu select Move, and specify a folder to move the files to on the same system. Use Case: A system has files in a directory...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration

Add printing paper size - US Standard Fanfold in Win10 ACS 5250 print session

Out clients need to print paper size - US Standard Fanfold in operation. But this size option is missing in Windows 10 ACS 5250 print session.
26 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Allow Save as New Example to replace existing Example

I often find the need to replace a custom SQL Example I created with corrected or improved SQL, however Save as New Example is the only option and if you attempt to save as an existing example you get an already exists message. Either change this ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

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.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Provide plug-in mechanism for iACS

Provide a formal plug-in interface for iACS to allow developers to provide extensions to the existing functionality. Use Case: A plug-in interface to iACS would allow vendors, and open source developers, to provide additional functionality to vari...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Save SQL Scripts results with Labels

Access Client Solutions- Run SQL Scripts will allow me to display the field names and the field labels in the results screen. But when I select the 'Save Results' option, the labels will not transfer into the saved document. Only the field names w...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under 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 ...
12 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Add SQL Assist to Run SQL Scripts

Add SQL Assist capability back into Run SQL Scripts. Use Case: In the old System i Navigator, (the predecessor to IBM i Access Client Solutions) there was an option to Run an SQL script when viewing tables or schemas. When the "Run SQL Scripts" wi...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 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...
9 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...
9 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration