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External character printing

I can not print barcodes of external characters registered on PC with IBM i Access Client Solutions. Use Case: IBM System i Access for Windows prints barcodes with external characters, but with IBM i Access Client SolutionsOnly barcodes with exter...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

Add button on 5250 session toolbar

I have seen that in the new ACS Version 1.1.7 you can directly call the IFS Interface in the 5250 Emulation on the toolbar via a button.Is it possible to add the Link for "Database Schemas" and "SQL Performance Center" in the Navigation as icons? ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

Command CVTDAT crash for dates after May 09 2071

Any dates after May 09 2071, regardles of the date format are not accepted in CVTDAT command. Use Case: (V6R1) DCL VAR(&DATE1) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8) + VALUE('20710510') DCL VAR(&DATE2) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10) CVTDAT DATE(&DATE1) TOVAR(&DA...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Delivered

Would like QNTC to support AES SMB2 mutual authentication using Kerberos

QNTC, AES, and SMB2 fail to authenticate using Kerberos to network shares. This issue is related to the encryption type of Kerberos ticket. When AES is used, it will need a mutual authentication on the message between the client and the server, ho...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Security 1 Delivered

Request for ACS to not append phonetic data when uploading xlsx file.

We upload Excel file from PC to IBM i using IBM i Access Client Solutions(ACS). When transfering a file of "xlsx" format to IBM i, characters that are not in the data may be uploaded (against my will)automatically added. - Characters not included ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

Include additional second level text for ACS

The current implementation of first level error message logging for ACS does not include all details for Kerberos type errors. Use Case: Use first level error's for quicker problem determination.
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

Port `find` command

Port the find command from Gnu findutils. Use Case: When porting other software (i.e. nvm (n1) for Node.js) there will sometimes be scripting involved that make use of the Linux-style/implementation of commands (instead of AIX). This means I get e...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Delivered

Outline: Don't Alphabetize Parameters

The ability to sort the contents of the outline alphabetically is really nice. The only part that doesn't make sense is alphabetizing procedure parameters. Since content assist does not show parameter descriptions (and I believe the RFE requesting...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Add "Reset" Button to filter screen in Printer Output

Please add a "Reset" or "Clear" button to the printer output filter screen that will reset the filters to the current user, all output queues, blank job information, and all user specified data. Use Case: After I'm done filtering to a specific job...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

ACS Client Auto-Update

Would like the ability to have ACS automatically check for updates from a centralized location when launching similar to how the original Client Access would auto-update from the IBM i server install. Use Case: User launches ACS from shortcut on t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Delivered