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IBM i Access Family

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Automatically display a PDF document on the screen after creating the PDF in an interactive 5250 session.

Due to environmental restrictions namely security, we cannot give the users in the plant access to the IFS to see and display PDF documents. What we need here and this is required for many reports, is to somehow open the PDF programmatically from ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

ACS Bestfit leave unprintable area on right side

Since iSeries access for Window (iAW) is EOS and IBM i Access Soultions (ACS) is used instead. Using Bestfit function, the old iAW generate printout without blank on the right side but the new ACS generate printout with blank on the right side whi...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Extend ACS and eliminate java web start

Extend ACS to include download functions that need java web start. Use Case: One can run ACS using OpenJ9. But once you start using download director or want to install software keys directly from the ESS site you need java web start (and thus ano...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

ACS - allow to select viewer program for spooled/IFS files

When in the spooled or IFS file window. selecting CTRL-W or "view only" uses (windows in my case) the default file association program for viewing files. Use Case: please add to preferences menu ability to choose the default viewing program.being ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

About the character code on ? of ACS version 1.1.8.4 or later

Due to the RFE 132374 "ACS --Enable to input ¥ view" Yen "and" Backslash "at the same time", the character code of ¥ on ACS (version 1.1.8.4 or later) is now x'B2'. Clients often use ¥ at the beginning of commands, so the commands that include ¥ c...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

SQL Syntax highlighting and intellisense in ACS in stored procedure text window

When viewing the "Routine Body" of a stored procedure within ACS it will show the stored procedure text. However it is missing all the syntax highlighting and intellisense. Use Case: Faster development, easier parsing of the code rather than copyi...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Access Client Solution - /PLUGIN/cldownload option to use Field column description text instead of column heading text

with column heading you get a lot of spaces between the words which you wouldn't get from field text description The results of using column heading looks like this:- Cust address reserve 5 instead of Cust address reserve 5
10 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Request additional setup options in ACS

We need additional option to the setup of workstations in ACS. The options available to a savvy but maybe wreckless user, are frightening. In terms of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), we need to lock down what a user can do or give themselves access to, exam...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

ACS Run SQL Scripts - Add Output capability

Currently it is possible to run SQL statement via the rss plug in but the any output that is generated cannot be saved automatically; it has to be saved by interacting with the save output window. Use Case: When running an SQL statement stored in ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

avoid Event 3066 with signed IBMiAccess WindowsAP

Event 3066 is reported for IBMiAccess_v1r1_WindowsAP_English_1.1.0.27 Event 3066: This event records that a code integrity check determined that a process (usually lsass.exe) attempted to load a particular driver that did not meet the Microsoft si...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration