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IBM i Access Family

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ACS 5250 Screen History enhancement: Include timestamp above/below image

Currently on version Please enhance to include Windows timestamp data with each screen shot. When using "Save screens as images" function, allow user to select either or both of the following options:1) prefix the image file name with time...
10 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future 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...
over 2 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

Support 5250 emulator for mobile device.

The only IBM 5250 emulator that worked on mobile devices (iPhone and Android) was 5250 applet which was a part of IBM access for Web (5770-XH2). As the IBM access for Web had been discontinued since IBM i 7.5, there are no alternative 5250 emulato...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

ACS Copy Formatted SQL to Clipboard

SQL statements that are copied into the clipboard by Ctrl+C should preserve their formatting (color and font). The feature could be optional. Use Case: Write SQL code that you want to share with others or that is to be included in a document.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Future consideration

Insert/delete rows in Run SQL Scripts

Run SQL Scripts needs the ability to insert and delete rows in a result set (similar to the existing ability to edit rows). Use Case: This would be used for data maintenance. Presently the only option available in Run SQL Scripts is to write indiv...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

ACS - Database Table Functions

Allow me to edit the contents of a table from the ACS Database context. I can View, Clear, Copy, Initialize and Reorganize Data but not Edit the content. Use Case: This option is heavily used by our database administrators in order to view and man...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Modernization Education Consulting on IBM i

Maintaining existing examples in the RUN SQL Script facility. Currently it is only possible to save new examples, but not to remvove or rework existing examples. Use Case: Using existing examples and adding new examples to the existing one, makes ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Double-click on column name in result, inserts that name at cursor position in editor

In ACS -> Run SQL script: Today we have context assistance by pressing F4 to build up SQL statements - and it works nice. However it is not always practical for complicated statements ( stored procedures, UDTF etc.) So an alternative and more m...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists