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IBM i Access Family

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iACS Run SQL Scripts - option to format numeric fields in the output with thousands place separators

I would like the ability to format numeric fields in the output with thousands place separators, for better readability. Ideally this would be able to be toggled from the results pane without having to rerun the query. Use Case: Improve readabilit...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Add Network > Servers >TCP/IP servers to ACS

Add a new network section to ACS and add Network > Servers TCP/IP server Use Case: We would like to have the ability to start and stop TCP/IP servers without having to go into navigator for the web. This is one of the couple of features that we...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

ACS Printer Output add an option to specify a different encoding when downloading as text (.txt).

Access for Windows downloads spool files in different encoding than ACS. ACS only produces UTF-8 Use Case: Download spool file reports for relay to vendor. Vendor does not support UTF-8 with current interface.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Future consideration

Allow use of full screen width by ,Dynamic scaling HTML5 enhancement to the Access for Web and Mobile Access for the 5250

It would be more user friendly if the iamobile 5250 emulator app dynamically used the full screen width on newer IPADS. Currently it only uses about 2/3 of the screen. Use Case: Our executives need to able to access our iseries quickly , without h...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Background color per connection

Most ACS applications (Ifs, Sql script, Spool) are neutral in color, having the ability to identify them by a background color linked to individual connections would help when there are many open at the same time. Use Case: n/d
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Future consideration

ACS Run SQL Scripts needs a scalable dialog box (open file)

Referring to the Run SQL Scripts application within ACS. Selecting File, Open, then PC file to open a saved SQL statement, the rendering of the Open dialog box is terrible. See attached image. One third of the dialog box is completely unused The c...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Submitted

Using SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET to export data to excel, using an existing excel template.

Be able to use an excel template, SPREADSHEET_TEMPLATE, to put the generated data in, setting sheet SPREADSHEET_SHEET and cell SPREADSHEET_CELL where to start put the data.
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

ACS Run SQL multiple Systems in one window separated by tabs

Currently, in ACS in order to run SQL statements on multiple systems you need to open each System in a separate window. I would really like to have the possibility to group those systems into one window separated by Tabs.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

ACS RSS make CL prompting act more like CL prompting in SEU/RDi

CL prompting in SEU or RDi allows me to apply the default value and keep it in the code so that I can know what value is being used. When prompting in ACS RSS and keying in the default value, the tool removes the keywords that have the same value ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration