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IBM i Access Family

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ACS RSS add new line for Ctrl+Shift+down arrow

In many edit tools duplicating the last line creates a new line in the file. ACS Run SQL Scripts (RSS) only appends the line text to the end of the file. When duplicating the last line always insert a new line character before appending the duplic...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

Change SQL Examples to search for just tokens not sentences

My current ACS release is 1.1.8.7. When I search for an example and I use words (tokens) that are in the displayed text but not in the order of the displayed text the search won't match. Make the SQL Examples use search word tokens to match to all...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 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

ACS should have an option NOT to auto-populate the user id field

ACS should have an option NOT to auto-populate the user id field. In a shared environment like a terminal server, we don't want each user to see the previous user's "user profile" auto-populated in the user id field. It should be possible to leave...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 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

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

ReUse ACS JOBLOG Window when re-requesting joblog

When an ACS session has an existing Joblog window open and the user presses the Joblog Icon or View->Joblog then the existing window should issue a refresh. Today it just opens another window so we end up with "100 open joblog windows". Use Cas...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered

System debugger in the "Tools" menu in ACS

Today you have to open the "Run SQL Script" to start the System Debugger. This great when you work with stored procedures, however, this is counter intuitive if you debug other type of programs Use Case: Open IBM i ACS, Click Tools, Select the sys...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

Allow specification of custom hardware management interfaces

Many customers have their own web applications or services running on IBM i.We would like to have possibility to add custom hardware management interfaces to ACS / system configuration by using individual names which identify an application. Use C...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

make the pdf converter in ACS accessible by batch (.bat files)

make the function to convert a spool to pdf available via a command (just like we can open a 5250 session within a batch command).Thank you Use Case: it would be nice to have the function to convert spool to pdf available via a command from within...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered