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Financial Report Painter

Please include the IBI Financial Report Painter in Web Query. It has so much more flexibility than InfoAssist and the ability to build proper financials would be greatly appreciated. Use Case: Subtotals for profit or loss require expense amounts t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 3 Not under consideration

Allow cross system exception joins

Please allow cross system exception joins. Use Case: -- Not a valid statement. Apparently you cannot do a cross system exception join.-- SQL State: 56023 Vendor Code: -512 Message: [SQL0512] Statement references objects in multiple databases. Caus...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

ACS - Run SQL window in tabs

Currently, in ACS run SQL, is only one window whre you can run your sql statements. It would be more comfortable if there are more windows, grouped in tabs, where you can run your sql scripts.similar as 5250 display session, there you can have mor...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

ACS 5250 Plugin screen history allow save as images

The screen history seems like a good idea but once you attempt to copy the history image you only get textual values from the screen. We would want to use the actual image of the screen. Please provide the ability to change the screen history so t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Need to prevent port hijacking

TCP/IP Ports Required for Access for Windows and Related Functions as specified in IBM technical document N1019667 should be reserved for those functions and never assigned to other functions by any IBM program. I do not consider this to be an enh...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Not under consideration

Add ability to retrieve Commit Resources to QjoRetrieveJournalInformation

Would like to have the ability to retrieve the Commit Resource information from the journal in the same way as you can see the information in the WRKJRNA screen. This will allow us to determine any open commit cycles in a remote journal object at ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Olap Save As - (Won't overwrite existing named report, but creates a second one).

The Olap Save As feature will not overwrite the same named report, rather it creates a second report with the exact same name. This is confusing because unless you are an admin you can't tell which one is the newest since it won't tell you the day...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 3 Not under consideration

Request for enhancement of the ACS?IBM i Access Client Solutions ?

Even ACS in the same way as IBM i Access for Windows will provide a service pack of the application package,and please add the automatic update can function. Also If you are not planning to offer the service pack, please add the implementation of ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

Enable compilation of full free-form RPG to 6.1 from 7.1/7.2

ILE RPG compilers on 7.1 and 7.2 should support compiling full free-form RPG when a target release of 6.1/V6R1M0 is specified. Use Case: Many companies are running IBM i systems that predate 7.1. 6.1 still has a relatively large install base. Allo...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Deliver wget or curl as part of PASE

Deliver wget or curl as part of the base PASE, or rather, make sure wget or curl comes preloaded on all IBM i operating system installations. This would be instead of delivering it with 5733OPS. Use Case: As we gain momentum with open source on IB...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 5 Not under consideration