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IBM i Access Family

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Enhance the ACS update functions to clear installation target

Duplicate the install script with /C function into the ACS Update function, to allow the java sub-folders to be included as part of the update process. Use Case: Will help when centralized management of the ACS product when updates (including java...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

ACS RSS Position Found Word to Middle of View

When searching for words in RSS that are not currently visible (1.1.8.7-1100) positions the view to just show the word even though there can be quite a lot of additional text that is related. Please position the source to the middle or bottom thir...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

IBM i Access ODBC driver Connection Timeout

I am using the IBM i Access ODBC driver with PHP, and it does not currently have an option for "Connection Timeout". If the server DSN is temporarily unreachable, the PDO/ODBC connection will wait to timeout until the PHP max_execution_time is rea...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

CLDOWNLOAD Plug-In SQL support for 'column AS header'

The SQL statement, in the CDDOWNLOAD plugin is enclosed between double quotes ("), restricting the use of the SELECT... AS... clause, to assign a different column header, limiting the scope of the statement. Use Case: Most of the time, when transf...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Delivered

Add Processor Feature Code to Virtual Control Panel

Please also display the Processor Feature Code in the Virtual Control Panel within ACS. Yes, this is discoverable in the Serviceabliltiy section in the HMC, but I would like to see it added along side the MachineType, Model, Serial number informat...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

IFS 1MB View limitation

In ACS the IFS functionality allows you to view a file with the options "View" and "View...".When selecting one of these two, the size of the file you are able to view is limited to 1 MB.In the case you select a file for viewing which is larger, t...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

iACS windows Hide

When selecting an option from IBM i Access Client Solutions Main Window (i.e. Integrated File System) the selection opens a window minimized instead of bringing it to the front (aka Focus). Use Case: When selecting the option i have many times cli...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

ACS Printer Output - delete multiple SPLFs in a bundle

For deletes of spooled files in the Printer Output action of ACS, send the selections together as a bundle and process them on the server from that bundled list. A confirmation list would help, as well - same as it does in WRKSPLF now. Use Case: W...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

Access Solutions - Use Description for system selection

In the Client Access Solutions system selection, the system name is listed. If you want a name you have to configure your sessions in management and system config to be DNS resolvable names. In MSP environments, there can be dozens or more systems...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 13 Delivered