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Add date/timestamp to ACS Status History Log

I have spent several hours trying to cross reference ACS Status History Log entries to the QTVDEVICE joblog looking for meaningful connection failure information
10 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

ACS Automatic Copy function should not require the trim rectangle to remain

In ACS, turning on "Automatic Copy" from the Edit --> Preferences --> Edit --> Cut/Copy tab also forces "Trim Rectangle remains after edit function" in the Trim tab to be turned on. I submitted a support case and I was told this i...
10 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

Prevent unknown RPGLE language features from breaking validation/outline view

Working for a financial company, users are extremely limited in their ability to download and install updated versions of developer tools. It can be years between updates to Rational Developer, as getting a new version requires a lengthy verificat...
11 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Delivered

RDi 9.8 IBM i Search Member filter

In RDi 9.8, the IBM i Search (CTRL-H => IBM i Search) doesn't retain the prior Member filter. Prior versions (e.g. 9.6) did so. This means that the vaule must be suppplied every time. Previously, I set it to "*" once and never had to change it ...
11 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

update WRKSMTPEMM to display full SMTP log with option 8

in case sending SMTP mails fails, hunting down the problem can be a mess if SMTP log is not available
11 months ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Delivered

The QSYS2.SYSDISKSTAT view should return "FAILED" instead of null value for disk paths that are in a FAILED state

When viewing disk path statuses from SST, a failed path will show a status of FAILED. When queried through QSYS2.SYSDISKSTAT these paths currently have a null "Resource Status". It would make more sense for the view to return information that is c...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Delivered

allow V7.4 BRMS to support ZLIB compression for SAVF saves on Power 10

the IBM i V7.4 and V7.5 versions of the SAVxxx command support DTACPR(*ZLIB), so there is no "good" reason that BRMS cannot support the same parameters. CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM(('PARMOVR') ('*ADD') ('SAVFDTACPR') ('*ZLIB')) '*ZLIB ' not valid f...
12 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

ACS - IFS upload option to specify Unicode (UTF8)

I noticed when using ACS Integrated File System, text files always get uploaded with CCSID 437, even when Unicode BOM is present. it would be useful if the file was created with 1208 in the IFS, either by automatically or selecting the CCSID.
12 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Run an ACS macro from Command Line

Many customers used to call macros from outside applications. With the migration to the new ACS macros they miss an easy way to open the emulator and execute a macro directly. In the current plugins that you can call from command line there's no o...
12 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered

add SQL query with print instead of display option or generate spool file then PDF ACS

In DB2 for z/OS there are utilities to generate a print/hard copy report instead of displaying the SQL query on screen, I find in DB2 for i OUTPUT(*PRINT) is not available or valid, and don't know of DB2 for i utility to do so. Printing high volum...
almost 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered