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IBM i Access Family

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Access Client Solutions (ACS) - Make it possible to remotely deploy and manage ACS

In our enterprise (and many others) the software on our users' workstations needs to be managed centrally using tools such as InTune, SCCM, etc. Currently there isn't a supported way of doing this for ACS. This is becoming a serious issue/challeng...
2 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

Provide an option to prevent ACS Run SQL Scripts from advancing to the next statement whenever a statement is executed

When you execute a query in the Run SQL Scripts tool (Ctrl-R or Run Selected) the next query in the window is automatically selected/highlighted after the executed query completes. When working with long complex queries, the automatic advancement/...
3 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

Run SQL Scripts Db2 connections

It would be nice if the IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts tool can also be used to connect to a Db2 LUW database by simply specifying a different driver. There would be no need to use a different client. DB admins would benefit from this .
17 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Make installing Visual Explain optional

When installing IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) the option is given to skip the installation of several components. Run SQL Scripts (RSS) always has Visual Explain included. I would like to see this treated similar as the System Debugger which...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

Provide for passing of variables to CL commands.

There is a huge need to be able to pass variables to CL commands in a SQL script in RSS. This is the statements in error: CL:DPOBJLIB/FLT855KTST ORDER(oprutllib.MacPac_SO); CL:DPOBJLIB/FLT855KTST ORDER( 659239 ); -- generate a spreadsheeet I am un...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

When creating printer session in ACS have iASP as an option.

Having the iASP in the writer job when session is started via ACS allows reports with overlays in iASP to print using the overlay.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under 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 2 Submitted

Add an option for an SSL trusted store in odbc.ini for use with the IBM i Access ODBC Driver

We have an issue using SSL with the IBM i Access ODBC driver and IBM App Connect Enterprise 12. You can read about it in case: TS015080103 and TS014801648. We want to use an option to add the CA certificates to the data source in odbc.ini, somethi...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Future consideration

IBM i ACS Data transfer should use type GRAPHIC instead of CHAR

We are using the "Data transfer" tool in IBM i Access Client Solutions to import data from Excel. In the dialogue "Create IBM i Database File" we use the "Start Scan" Button to determine the data layout of the spreadsheet which should be imported....
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Create LAN Console connection via ACS CLI options

Allow ACS CLI to create a LAN Console connection configuration.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration