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Outputq description view

New SQL View or enhancement to a current view (object statistics or output_queue_info maybe?) to view output_queue_info. Reasoning, a pain point for admins is when they have to create outputq’s for new printers, they dup the object, make some chan...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 10 Delivered

Merlin Try and Buy

It would be great if IBM could provide "Try and Buy" or "FREE (limited)" version of Merlin.I need to evaluate the software before buy it.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Merlin 5 Delivered

Update RSTUSRPRF functionality restore Password

Currently when single user is restored using RSTUSRPRF the password is not restored . Password Restore only wotk when restoring *ALL profiles We are IBM i Security ISV and we have multiple customer wanting ability restore the password when single ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Security 1 Delivered

Valid JSON for passing options to SQL HTTP Function

The documentation for the SQL HTTP GET function states the following: > Sets an HTTP header in the HTTP request with the specified headername and headervalue. > This option can be specified multiple times to set multiple headers. The optio...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Show object names by default in Visual Explain diagram

After a fresh install of Access Client Solutions, the default diagram view for Visual Explain shows the Icon Type, but not the Object Name in the icon label. I would like to suggest that both should be enabled as a default. I often get asked to he...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Enable IBM Navigator for i to access servers running older OS releases

Using the latest IBM Navigator for i and adding a node to our V7R2 server no information on CPU usage etc. was returned. Clicking on the "View SQL" and then running that SQL via ACS returned the expected information. Turns out the actual SQL exe...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Delivered

CHKENVRCY - Add functionality to check logical files that don’t have Access Paths Maintenance journaled

For Smart Assist tool CHKENVRCY add functionality to check for logical files that don’t have Access Paths Maintenance journaled
about 2 years ago in IBM i / PowerHA 2 Delivered

Enhance ACS Column details for Developer productivity

In ACS -> Run SQL Scripts -> SQL Result Window -> View -> Details, ACS presents a window of column details. Please enhance this window in the following ways: 1) on column details, make field list panel expandable, allow drag down to vi...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

Enhance the System Limits Alerting Cadence (SQL7062) to be customizable and more frequent than once per day

The system limits alerting is very useful to notify system administrators of potentially severe issues. However, the alert message is only sent once per day, when collection services is cycled; which is typically at midnight. Cycling Collection Se...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Do not ask about clearing results when closing "Run SQL Scripts" window

In earlier versions of i Access Client Solutions I didn't get that checkbox, asking whether the results may be cleared, when closing a "Run SQL Scripts" window. Don't know what this should be good for. It's enough being asked to save the script. P...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered