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New Navigator for i - Shortcut to ACS 5250 emulation

It would be neat to have a shortcut to ACS 5250 emulation from the i Nav node list (or as an alternative in the menu list to the far left, when you have chosen a system in the node list/bubble view). Then you wouldn't have to start or switch to AC...
10 months ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration

ACS Printing Issue about Chinese UDC, Missing Paper Size and Printing Width

Issue: ACS is missing printing paper size - US Standard Fanfold in Win10. Based on the testing done with IBM supporting team, we believed it is not the issue about Windows or the Printer driver, since other applications such as Office Word can fin...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Please allow Tape Image Catalogs to be mounted over NFS

Please allow Tape Image Catalogs to be simply mounted over NFS. i.e. I have an external big storage, it exposes a volume, IBMi mounts it on IFS and then a tape image catalog (usable with a virtual tape) is directly mapped over it. use case: someti...
5 months ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 0 Future consideration

Integrate SQL Object Name into IBM i Object Description

More and more IBM i object types are being utilized by the SQL environment on IBM i. However, "the database" is supposed to be Integrated, not an add-on on this platform. Therefore when an IBM i object is repurposed as an SQL Object and a LONG nam...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

Support folders in iACS session manager

Provide the ability to create folders & sub-folders in the iACS session manager to allow better organization of display & printer sessions. Use Case: In situation where there are large number of display & printer sessions, it would be ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration

Add an ENDOPT parameter to the RUNBCKUP command

Running backups in WRKJOBSCDE would be enhanced when using virtual tape drive if there was an ENDOPT parameter to the RUNBCKUP command so that one could just run RUNBCKUP BCKUPOPT(*DAILY) ENDOPT(*UNLOAD). This would prevent the need for an exit pr...
18 days ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Future consideration

Long variable names in CLLE

Allow variables to be defined with names longer than 10 characters in CL. This will allow CL code to be more readable and potentially reference long column names in tables.
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Planned for future release

SAVSYS show progress

Some customers use an USB thumb drive to run a SAVSYS on a monthly base. With slow USB sticks this process needs 15+ minutes without any progress display. Some customers are curious if it is still working. Use Case: show progress on save to avoid ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Future consideration

IBM i ACS - Run SQL scripts adding Display as Hotspots, like in 5250 Emulation

When developing SQL scripts IBM allows you to add comments. In many cases I add HTTP links as comment. Currently RSS does not recognize them as URL Hotspots. Would it not be great when adding URLs as comments that you could use them without havin...
9 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Enhance PASE APIs _ILECALL/_ILECALLX to Pass Operational Descriptors

Allow _ILECALL() and _ILECALLX() to pass operational descriptors when calling an ILE procedure, if they are not already capable of this, and provide documentation. There is already a pointer field for the operational descriptor in the ILEarglist_b...
11 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration