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Make Access Client Solutions easier to distribute

Currently all ACS installs are manual at deployment of a user's PC and manual updates as needed if the user reports any issues and we notice they are on an older version. We have tried to package ACS into an EXE file that could be deployed through...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 13 Delivered

Additional CLI options for acsbundle.jar /PLUGIN=cfg /SYSTEM=<system>

Request for enhancement to acsbundle.jar /PLUGIN=cfg /SYSTEM=<system> Please add cli options for additional settings, so that all system configurations can be set via the CLI for scripting. In short if there is an option in the GUI it should...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered
130 VOTE

SMB v2 or v3 support in AIX 7

Client wants to mount a Microsoft Windows filesystems onto AIX.In the past he used CIFS which was part of standard AIX. CIFS was based on SMB v1. The latest Windows releases not longer support v1 due to security reason.Therefore we need CIFS integ...
over 6 years ago in AIX 11 Delivered
121 VOTE

Allow use of RPG constants in embedded SQL

When a constant is defined in RPG, allow that constant to be used in embedded SQL statements so that the value of the constant does not have to be hard coded in the SQL statement. Allow the constant to be referenced as if it were a program variabl...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Delivered
100 VOTE

Enhance to the HMC remote restart task to allow a restart while in or after transitioning through an incomplete state

Development has completed their review and confirmed that the current remote restart design does not allow for restart after transitioning through or in an "incomplete" state until the data can be refreshed. They would like to enhance the design t...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

AIX command to replace "echo cvai | kdb -script" and "echo vfcs | kdb -script"?

I often use the following commands to help me determine (very quickly) which VIOS my AIX LPAR is "connected to" (in terms of disk). "echo cvai | kdb -script" (For VSCSI) "echo vfcs | kdb -script" (For VFC NPIV) LPM is the main reason why I use thi...
over 4 years ago in AIX 13 Delivered
126 VOTE

New built-in function %SPLIT.

The new built-in function %SPLIT can be used to extract an array of elements from a source string. Use Case: DCL-S myArray VARCHAR(255) DIM(255);DCL-S myString VARCHAR(32767) INZ('a;b;c');DCL-C MY_SEPARATOR ';'; myArray = %SPLIT(myString : MY_SEPA...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 20 Delivered

SEA Traffic analysis - seastat

Assuming we have 100 AIX LPARs served by 1 SEA and 20 VLANs , How can we interactively know which LPARs( or ip or mac) and VLANs are heavily consuming the SEA and its underlying physical adapter/s? VIOS seastat command gives huge amount of data wi...
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 12 Delivered

Allow a BIF that checks to see if a parameter is passed

Please introduce a new BIF that will indicate if a parameter has been passed with actual data, as opposed to not passed or passed with *OMIT. Use Case: To check to see if a parameter defined as OPTIONS(*NOPASS) or ...*OMIT) was passed with data, I...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Delivered
137 VOTE

Enhance the interface for Run SQL Script in IBM i ACS

I would like to see the Run SQL Script interface support "." dot prompting for columns with descriptions, types and length. For example when typing in a select statement the user would use an alias such as:"Select a.column from mytable a"Once the ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 8 Delivered