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IBM i Access Family

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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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration

Please add a prompt to run the setup functions again.

Today, we needed to add the IFS option onto a users screen. I could not find an option to allow me to do so. When we ran the install option, it simply ran the install with no prompts. Administrators on the IBM i are not always authorized to access...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Functionality already exists

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

iACS Run SQL Scripts - Option to have a connection specific "default" SQL script

In iACS the Run SQL Scripts window always opens with a blank script area. We often need to setup Libvrary Lists and other connection specitific options, which we store in an "Example". But its tedious to always wait until the connection comes up, ...
12 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

"Block indentation by parentheses" in SQL formatter

With the more use of CTE, complex views, stored procedures and function - SQL formatting are getting more and more focus. SQL can have quite convoluted structures with many components having parameter or lists defined within parentheses. Think of ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

ACS - add LOCATE function to scan existing *.SQL files for text entry

Within ACS, you have Content Assist and Examples. Please consider adding a way to search your folder(s) of saved *.SQL files for a specific text value, such as MERGE, LIBRARYNAME, or FILENAME. This would enable developers to quickly open a saved s...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under 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...
over 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration