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IBM i Access Family

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Add command-line options for running Data Transfers in BAT files or add Edit option in context menu of DTFX/DTTX files

Our users have used Data Transfer for many years. They have used BAT files to run requests that belong together. With IBM i Access for Windows and its predecessors, these have run uninterrupted - the Data Transfer GUI did not appear, and there was...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Not under consideration

ACS - make panel colors configurable

When using different colors on desktop (like dark mode or dark themes in Linux desktops like Ubuntu) panels become hardly, to nearly un-readable. Please add options to configure colors used in panels.See attached doc for screenshot samples. Use Ca...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Future consideration

iACS-IFS: When changing attribute allow checkbox to do all in the tree

I have a directory with numerous subdirectories and files in those subdirectories. I am trying to delete it but it errored out that some files/directories are flagged as read only.There is no way by using this tool to have it do all files in the s...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Future consideration

Speed up IFS upload function in iACS

Version: 1.1.8.5I open up IFS for one lpar. I tell it I want to upload from my pc. I have a directory with three 3.8gb binary files which are part of an image catalog.I started uploading one with the iACS function.I gave it a 10% head start.Then I...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

ACS Printer Output Favorites

Daily operations on the IBM i require our staff to move/delete/download spool files filtered on several output queues, Userdata and Job Information. Many of these filters are the same every day and it is very time consuming to change the informati...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration

Add Support For Editing Records Natively in Access Client Solutions (ACS) Using the Schema (db2) Function

When using the new Access Client Solutions (ACS) software, we can view physical file (database) records by using the Schema function and browsing through the respective Libraries and Tables. However, there is currently no support to natively edit ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

ACS Run SQL faster opening of scripts in physical source files

In RunSQLScripts, when I want to open an existing SQL script from physical source file, it's not possible to type in exact names of library, file and member. Instead you have to scroll through these items until you find the wanted script. E.g. you...
9 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Allow use of other ACS Tabbed 5250 sessions whilst another is Authenticating

Allow use of other ACS Tabbed 5250 sessions whilst another is Authenticating. See attached screenshot for example. At the moment, if in tabbed mode, ALL tabbed sessions are locked and can not be used whilst the "Signon in Progress" dialogue displa...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 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

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

Currently on version 1.1.8.8 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration