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Overlays/AFP added to ACS

Currently missing from ACS: the ability to manage/upload overlays. that functionality currently exists in system i navigator, but with the end of life coming on to system i navigator w/ windows 10, we need an easier way that the current (very manu...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Delivered

Dealloc not allowing fully qualified name

I am storing a pointer in a data-structure subfield, where this subfield is also an array. The DEALLOC opcode does not allow for a full qualified field name, only simple ones. Use Case: De-allocating pointers part of a data-structure subfield arra...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Change ctrl-f to function like eclipse find

Ctrl-f currently opens the find and replace window in the LPEX editor and pre-populates the find block with the selected text, or the last find text if nothing is selected. This is close to, but different from the base eclipse functionality. It sh...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

Can you please add Job_type to Get_Job_Info?

Can you please add Job_type to Get_Job_Info? Use Case:
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

Allow setup of SEP from Show View Menu in LPEX

While in LPEX session if one presses Ctrl+F10 you see a menu that allows for setting break points and other features. It would be nice to have an option there to populate the SEP dialog box before setting the SEP. Use Case: When in an LPEX session...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Better error details for iACS

The i Access Client Solutions product should give the user intelligible error messages. As is, it's giving useless error messages and IBM support has to review logs to determine the cause of the problem. Use Case: We were setting up a new PC. We t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

Enhance CMPPFM command

We currently use the CMPPFM command to provide an initial "sanity check" that data is replicated via our software correctly. DB2 tables have used this without issue until we had a requirement to support BLOB column types where the CMPPFM command f...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

add print output to 5250 session in ACS

Add print out put to 5250 session or a button that start print out put for the open session Use Case: to download a spool file you need to Select System and then open printer output. would like to be able to press a button on the tool bar that wil...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

BRMS: Allow Parallel Backup in BRMS when using *ALLUSR

According to does not allow a parallel save when using *ALLUSR.I want to be able to do so. Use Case: We spread our saves among four drives in our library.Objects within a library are c...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

.bat Data Transfer logging

I am doing a data transfer request through a .bat file. It is recording some financial data so I was required to write logs whenever the transfer is run. I was able to get the transfer to work fine, but adding in the logging seams to have broken i...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered