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Access Client Solutions TN5250 emulator: Four sessions in a 2x2 grid like the old IBM 3290 display (1982)

A user on IBM i OSS asked if it was possible to have four sessions to tab between in the IBM i Access Client Solutions 5250 emulator in a 2x2 grid to make it easier to do terminal work.It's true that it's easier to work in green-screen land with f...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

In ACS on the command line when you run a transfer from IBM i to excel without a dtfx you can not specify the locale values such as date format or decimal point

Anybody using ACS and doing batch transfer of data. This is a basic setting in countries outside US and it is blocking larger adoption of this functionality.
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Not under consideration

Change the SIZE Object in WRKOBJ from Byte to MB

Better to check the size of objects in WRKOBJ command
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Inline code for SQL procedures/function

Today you can use inline code in SQL procedures/functions with the "include" statement , but need to write the code in a separate file like this: call qsys2.ifs_write( path_name => '/tmp/main.c' , file_ccsid => 1208, overwrite => 'REPLACE...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Json datatype create table

The idea would be to create a json datatype as happens in other dbms. This allows you to create fields in json type files (and not blobs as suggested in some documentation) while also verifying their actual validity.
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add a new device web

It will be great to replace the workstation green screen with a device in a web navegator. Instead of DDS it can use an "HTML mask".
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

[Bug Fix] RSS stops responding to File operations such as Ctrl+O (Open PC File), Ctrl+S, Save As etc.

The file is placed on cloud and here's how the file path looks C:\Users\JxxxDxxx\OneDrive - User000001\Documents\IBM\iAccessClient\Emulator As checked, the ' ' and ' - ' in the path are not the problem as the file opens well using drag-n-drop.
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 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
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

BRMS - Please enhance help text for error message BRM1771

We tried to change the Expiration Date of a tape-volume, either to *PERM or to a date in 3 years. This resulted in the error message BRM1771, which states that the date-format is incorrect. But the date-format was correctly set. After raising an I...
3 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Not under consideration

ACS includes the "No Conversion" option

ACS currently no longer has the "No Conversion" option, there are many users who use this type of data to upload information to third-party software
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration