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Access Client Solutions missing Windows program group shortcut

I'm submitting on behalf of customer's request.Customer questioned the Access Client Solutions shortcut not appearing in the list of programs on the Start Menu under “I” for IBM or within the "Add/Remove program" in Windows Control Panel. Use Case...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Several warnings when shutting down a Power-System

When a LPAR is selected on a Power-system, the selected Hardware (Power-system) is still active to operations, like "Power Off".In our unit, it happened twice that the operator wanted to shutdown a LPAR, and unfortunately shut down the whole syste...
almost 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration

Display button by 5250 java

Hello, is it not possible to tranform a PSHBTNFLD from a 5250 screen by a real BUTTON aspect in a screen 5250 when we use IBM i access Client Solutions.The button is actually transform as a simply box. There is no relief. It not looks like a butto...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Substring Operations for Numeric Columns/Fields

Have a built-in function (eg %SUBSTN) for substring operations on numeric columns/fields. The current %subst built-in function only operates on alpha fields. This would be very helpful to eliminate extra coding steps to convert a numeric number in...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Allow encrypted services for SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We are using SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING to route our ODBC connections into individual subsystems based on the connecting user (and we have a lot of them).Recent security requirements enforced us to encrypt every possible system access.When changing su...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Support derived keys on field procs

System: Customer Service Maintenance Actor: User needing a previously available feature. Description: Hiper group PTF SI39169, released on 04/21/2010, added a constraint that restricted the creation of logical files with derived keys (functions su...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

HMC user profiles policy

Hello, I was trying to find a way to setup the user profiles on the HMC to automatically be disabled after x amount of tries with the wrong password. However, the way I understand it, the HMC's local password policy does not have this capability. ...
about 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration

Request a pthreads API for assigning names to individual threads.

pthread_setname_np / pthread_getname_npRequest a pthreads API for assigning names to individual threads. The interface can be non-portable. There is no known API for this currently implemented in AIX 7.1 thru TL3. Requirements:- Ability for a thre...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Request that glob() be amended to be thread-safe.

This request considers the case when glob is running on one thread, while filesystem operations (open, stat, etc.), with relative pathnames, are being conducted on another thread. The current implementation of glob (through AIX 7.1 TL3 SP3) uses c...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

change standard name of mail sender : username.hostname@domainname

we would like to have standard mail sender like :username.hostname@domainnameinstead of :username@hostname.domainname
about 4 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration