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IBM i Access Family

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Rename session in iACS

Provide the ability to rename a display or printer session in iACS session manager. Rename function should be available on the edit menu and right click popup menu. Use Case: When users copy & modify display & printer sessions in iACS sess...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Provide a Tile Session Window option in IBM ACS for IBM i

Provide a way to do a so called Tile arrangement of the 5250 session windows in ACS. Use Case: I support over a dozen remote Power systems with IBM i installed. Using ACS I open green-screens to those session and have an app open and running. I wa...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Have CTRL-S remember last selections like CTRL-O does

Have CTRL-S remember last selections like CTRL-O does. If I want a different save destination, I can pick it from the menu or toolbar. Use Case: Open ACS - Run SQL Scripts, edit something, CTRL+S. You are asked what type of storage source (PC, IFS...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

ACS opens empty terminal window

When I open IBM i Access Client Solutions or 5250 emulator, this opens an empty Terminal app. This happens since Windows 11 replaced the command interpreter (cmd.exe) by Terminal app.
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 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...
11 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...
11 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

ACS - Add feature to run scripts from a HLL.

As part of modernization and as a replacement for RUNQRY, this change would be beneficial. The ACS team has been making some great stuff available. Taking that to the next step... I have a number of applications that would benefit from this featur...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Ability to download *IPDS spool files using ACS

Would like the ability to view / download spool files with *IPDS data stream using Access Client Solutions. This function was supported in the old IBM i Access for Windows. Use Case: Distribute spool files to customers
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 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 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Future consideration

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 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration