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IBM i Access Family

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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 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.
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future 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

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...
about 1 year 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

ODBC Driver for Alpine Linux

For creating docker containers, Alpine Linux is lightweight and secure. As we continue to modernize and containerize Node JS integration to the IBM i, this would be a great add to reduce container bloat.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under 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...
about 2 years 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Import source code preserving SRCDTA and SRCSEQ

Please add the ability to import source code from PC's or the IFS where the 3 source member fields are not separated by a comma or *TAB. Use Case: I have source code that I exported on another system to a thumb drive using RDi. When I tried to imp...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration