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Icons for Access Client Solutions file types

Please set or provide separate icons for .dtfx, .dttx, and .hod/.bchx file types. Use Case: We open saved transfers and sessions from Windows Explorer all the time. Visually distinguishing downloads from sessions, downloads from uploads, etc., wou...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Revamp Open Source installs

Currently the installation of open source (Node.js) has two very unfortunate consequences. 1 - I have to IPL my machine. 2 - It wipes out previous version (i.e. 0.12.12 will be wiped out by 0.12.13 of Node.js) This makes it very laborious and risk...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 5 Not under consideration

Provide virtual FTP directory

Allow a user to be locked in a specific FTP directory... this directory should be his virtual root. Use Case: It is now possible to set an initial FTP directory via an exit program, however once logged on the user can still perform a cd /someother...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Networking 22 Not under consideration

Allow authority on IFS share (logical)

Allow additional authority (for example *USE/*EXCLUDE) on the logical IFS share name instead of only on the underlying physical path. Use Case: Typically the IFS root is shared, however this should only be accessible for administrators while now t...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

eval-corr using a record format from a file

Many times I need to move the contents of the fields in a record into a data structure or vice versa. because that very often the fields from the file are defined in other data structures or referred to in the program it is not possible to use PRE...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Access Client Solution paste formatting error

Using the ACS 5250 emulator and editing a source member, performed a selection with the cursor keys then pressed Ctrl+X to cut then repositioned cursor to perform Ctrl+V to paste. A blank line within the copy block caused everything after the blan...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

Provide xlc compiler on IBMi PASE

Provide the community edition of xlc compiler in the Open Source (5733OPS) package as well as the gcc compiler. RDi needs to have a plugin to support the compiler as well. Use Case: Allows building of Open Source binaries for IBMi Open Source proj...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

Improved Support in RDi for C compiler

Improve the C compiler support in RDi. We get none of the options built in for RPG/RPG free so purchasing the product is not financially viable. I get all of the features offered in WSDc that I get in RDi and it was part of the WDS package. Use Ca...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Kerberos for Samba server

The IBMi NetServer does not support versions of Windows newer than XP/2003 (, which means current PC's aren't supported to connect to the NetServer. We now have the option to run ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Not under consideration

JDBC exception when using KeyedFile read for table with more than 2 billion rows

Received the following error from a web service call as the application is attempting to access a table with 2.2 billion rows. recordNumber: The parameter value is out of the allowed range. It...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 3 Is a defect