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IBM i Access Family

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Dark Mode For Run SQL Scripts

I would like to be given a dark mode or the ability to control colors for Run SQL Scripts. Between the dark screen of the emulator and dark mode of RDI, it would be awesome to also have a dark theme for Run SQL Scripts. RDI gives the option to app...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

Requesting EHLLAPI support for 64bit Office

The EHLLAPI bridge for Access Client Solutions is not compatible with Microsoft Office 64 bit (see case reply from IBM) and I would like to request that it be made compatible. Use Case: Macro requires connectivity from VBA (Visual Basic for Applic...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 11 Future consideration

Add checkbox for "replace" when saving newly updated example

if I update an "example" i previously created, I cannot save as a new example since it already exists. A replace check box would allow us to save an updated copy. i currently have to use <file><open> the example and then edit and resav...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

Access Client Solution - /PLUGIN/cldownload option to use Field column description text instead of column heading text

with column heading you get a lot of spaces between the words which you wouldn't get from field text description The results of using column heading looks like this:- Cust address reserve 5 instead of Cust address reserve 5
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Run SQL Scripts content assist enhancements

To help users find SQL functions, it would be helpful to enhance content assist. The following works by showing results when placing cursor before ) and pressing [Ctrl]+[Space]:select * from table();select * from table(schema.); Confusion is that ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future 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 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Replace LAN Console with vHMC light support in ACS

Is there anybody on this earth that does not absolutely hate LAN Console? Every Power system ships with an HMC port and a service processor behind it. Please use that as the one and only console interface. Use Case: Package the following component...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration

ACS 5250 Screen History Archive enhancement: include /PLUGIN to convert images to folder

Screenshots are an important part of audit evidence and defense for internal and compliance audits, as well as step by step procedural trainingThe ability to export images from screen history archive is already a very useful tool for supporting th...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Custom separator for csv output in Data Transfer

Provide an option to specify a custom field separator when outputting to csv in data transfer. The "standard" ones provided by Excel for example would be a good base : semi-colon, tab, colon.Or leave it to the user to input the one he wants. Use C...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Consolidate ACS 5250 Display and TAB Preferences into one Tabbed Dialog

Currently we have: Edit->Preferences -> Tab SetupEdit->Preferences -> Appearance->Tab Appearance The first changes the Active Tab propertiesThe second changes the inactive Tab propertiesPlease place them on the same dialog and use t...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration