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IBM i

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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...
13 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

Extending more IBM i Alerts for OS system limits

I am proposing an enhancement to our current IBM i alert system to improve our system monitoring capabilities and enable proactive management of potential issues. Current IBM i alerts are limited to monitoring only 8 predefined events. https://www...
13 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 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...
13 days 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.
13 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Add Authority Collection detail for S/36 Procedure objects being used

When using the STRAUTCOL command to trace usage of system objects, the execution of a System/36 environment procedure (STRS36PRC) does not log the name of the procedure or the objects accessed in th procedure. Unfortunately, many shops from that e...
13 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

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...
16 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Submitted

Expanding SQL to view certificates assigned to IBM i applications

In a previous release, IBM i SQL enhancements made it possible to view certificate info from the qsys2.certificate_info table using an SQL statement. The enhancement I am suggesting would take the next step and make it possible to view which certi...
18 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 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...
18 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Future consideration

create a BIF for transliteration/transform facility (ICU BASED)

String replacement and transliteration is an extremely common task in business applications and communication to external parties in international settings. This produce a lot of custom code (and a lot of substandard one) in IBM shops. To do it pr...
18 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

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....
19 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration