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IBM i

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Allow path to hod files to be specified so open other will start in the required directory.

I have quite a few systems that I connect to using 5250 sessions and I use the tabbed option. When I click the + sign to start a new tab, which I have set to Start Other, the directory shown is where the last session was started from which commonl...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Please cross check how many installs of ACS there are on a PC

Today, I had a user that was given 5250 and print file access. They needed access to the IFS. They figured that they could add a button to the screen and that gave them access to the IFS without authority. I also found the desktop person had insta...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

IBM i - Add ZStandard (ZSTD) to compression algorithms when saving and restoring with SAV* / RST* commands and BRMS

ZSTD can provide a high compression ratio with a low CPU usage. We could compress image catalog files (tape and udf) using ZSTD faster than GZIP or PIGZ, and using less CPU. This could improve backups to remote image catalogs, some VTLs (QuadStor ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Not under consideration

IBM i ACCESS FOR WEB product is not under your consideration a step back for the future

Hi I am afraid to kwon that the IBM i Access per Web (5770-XH2) product is not under your consideration . It is the only way to access, with native software, an IBM i with a BROWSER and it has e very lot of functions to help customers and programm...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Thai Character correcction

HI Team, Older client access used allow user to download/upload THAI character without any issues. However, with the new IBM ACS the spool file/upload/download of the PF is not converted unlike old IBM communicator. can we have similar set up with...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

RPG Language Feature - Variable Triggers - Computed Properties

Languages like Apple's Swift, Java, Python, C# have this fantastic feature called "Computed Properties". Think of them as "variable triggers". If new phrasing can be added to RPG's Dcl-S when defining a work variable, that would specify logic to b...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Add ability to use any RPG variable in an embedded SQL statement, including those that come from Qualified Dimensioned data structures

Programmers would benefit by not seeing the error - Variable :BLAH is not usable for reason X when writing exec SQL select statement in an RPG program. Some variables are allowed and some are not, but it is not always clear why this basic select d...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Change ADDWLCGRP "Add Workload Group" to set the processor limit < 1,0

Our customers are using LPARs with less than one CPU assigned. To reduce the impact of ad-hoc queries (e.g. via ODBC) we need to set a CPU limit of the ODBC subsystem. Currently with a workload group we can only set a limit to a whole CPU. But we ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

New op-code RCV-MSG or enhancement of ON-EXCP/ON-EXIT

When sending an escape message with SND-MSG it is easy to catch that exception with MONITOR and ON-EXCP. But to receive the message (especially the message data), remove the message from the job log or re-send the message up the call stack, we sti...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

avoid Event 3066 with signed IBMiAccess WindowsAP

Event 3066 is reported for IBMiAccess_v1r1_WindowsAP_English_1.1.0.27 Event 3066: This event records that a code integrity check determined that a process (usually lsass.exe) attempted to load a particular driver that did not meet the Microsoft si...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration