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ACS - add LOCATE function to scan existing *.SQL files for text entry

Within ACS, you have Content Assist and Examples. Please consider adding a way to search your folder(s) of saved *.SQL files for a specific text value, such as MERGE, LIBRARYNAME, or FILENAME. This would enable developers to quickly open a saved s...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Support 132 Columns on most WRKxxx Screens

Using WRKSPLF, WRKOUTQ, WRKJOB WRKACTJOB, DSPJOBLOG and others is frustrating due to 80-column screen output used in those interfaces. Only DSPSPLF had the foresight to incorporate so called wide screen mode. We need 132 column support in Work Man...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration

Add %FKEY Built-in Function to RPG IV

In RPG IV when working with Screens, we see programmers using *INKx response indicators, *INxx regular indicators, and the WSDS Pos(369) to determine which Fn key was pressed.RPG needs a built-in function, %FKEY() that allows users to test which k...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 14 Not under consideration

LPEX Bracket matching

When editing sources which have expressions that contain multiple brackets it is often difficult to see which open and closing brackets match. Most other editors highlight the pair of matching brackets while navigating in the source, please provid...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Allow partitioning of DDS created tables

As of today, a DDS created table cannot be partitioned by ALTER TABLE ADD PARTITION. In many cases, a DDS table can be converted to an SQL table, however some keywords like DATFMT are not available in SQL. Which means that those tables cannot be c...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Provide a ?not in? operator.

Now that we have a conditional “in” operator, please provide a “not in” operator, that can be used wherever “in” can, eg, with %lists, %ranges, arrays, etc. Use Case: Currently, to check if the value of a field is not in a list (or range, etc), we...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Notify when DCM certificate is near to expire

The improved DCM tool, like its predecessor, does not have notification functionality a few days before certificates expire. It would be very helpful if you can notify us via email or at least in QSYSOPR and set how many days in advance we want yo...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Security 8 Not under consideration

iACS - HOD

we have done a network installation of iACS inside our IFS with restricted access for functions like "run SQL-Scripts". Our Users can only see the 5250-Emulator and their SPLFs. We have entered the restrictions inside the AcsConfig.properties-file...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Add parameter that allows to copy owner of object with CRTDUPOBJ

When creating a duplicate object, all security related data is copied. This includes *Autl, *Public and all private authorities. The only thing missing to be copied (or not) is the owner of the existing object. For now, a CHGOBJOWN must be run aft...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

Allow drag and drop for IFS interface in iACS

Allow drag and drop of files in the Integrated File System (IFS) interface within iACS. This would be similar to what is available with the Navigator for i functionality within IBM i Access for Windows. Use Case: Users utilize Navigator for i to d...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration