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in the IFS plugin option within ACS add option to duplicate a file or directory

we have the need to duplicate an IFS file in a directory. using the COPY/PASTE that is currently there does not work since it uses SAV/RST to a temp save file. there should be an option to either: - allow for renaming if you copy/paste to the same...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Add new Column on Alternative SBS Routing main display for Number of Configured IPs in Navigator for i

We want to add a new Column on Alternative SBS Routing main display for the Number of Configured IPs in Navigator for i, just like the column Number of configured Users! The reason is that we want to have a first quick display of configured IPs pe...
9 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Add ptf compare between multiple systems to New Navigator

The old fat client navigator with the compass from the deprecated windows product had the ability to compare PTF's between multiple systems and propagate them.Please add this to the New Navigator. Use Case: I want to know what PTF's are on my test...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

String interpolation for RPG

Add string interpolation support so variables can be inserted into string literals without having to use concatenation with + symbols and multiple literals. For example:apples = 4bananas = 3print(f"I have {apples} apples and {bananas} bananas") Us...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Not under consideration

Create GenerateAndEmailSpreadsheet

With the addition of Generate Spreadsheet and Send Email both are valuable but the adoption would have quite a bit of use if we had one function that does both.
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Concurrent BRMS save of the same media would result in false BRM148A

Previous i had raised the issue in IBM-i-3268. Occassionally when there happen to be multiple BRMS Save job happening BRMS would give a false BRM148A due to volume assignment contention. Although the idea is delivered, we still have the rare occur...
5 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Is a defect

ACS - Run SQL Scripts disable "insert from examples" for selected users

We have been using Access Client Solutions for several years. Mainly the 5250 sessions are used by our users, but there are also selected power users who are authorized to use the function "Run SQL Scripts".For this users it is also possible to us...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Provide a CTL-OPT keyword to prohibit or issue a compiler warning when $ or @ are used in Variable or Procedure names

The use of $ and @ in variable names and procedure names in RPG IV hasn't been recommend in nearly 30 years. Yet we still see some legacy developers using those symbols for some reason. I'd like to see a compiler option or CTL-OPT keyword and eith...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Run command in Navigator for i

In the "old" System i Navigator it was possible to run a command on one/many systems or groups. It has become clear that the New Navigator for i is the way to go to manage the IBM i infrastructure. Therefore this request to be able to run a comman...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration

Navigator for i - IFS analysis tool like TreeSize

I submitted this earlier (ID 133748) as a request for ACS, but it was declined and suggested that I resubmit it for Navigator for i. I can't seem to find a good and intuitive tool to get an overview of the IFS. It would be nice to able to look at ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration