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Ability to re-login with different user in ACS Printer Output

I would like a menu option that will allow me to "sign out" and "sign back in" with different credentials in Access Client Solutions Printer Output. Use Case: We have users that have multiple different user ids that sign them into different enviro...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

Do not show RPGLE hover info that simply parrots the actual line without additional info

The new hover function in the RPGLE editor tries to always show something.Sometimes that info is simply a repeat of the line (or part of line) under the mouse and adds no other information.This is distracting and mask part of the next line.For ins...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

The outline view for Cobol program is not detailed

The outline view for Cobol programs on IBMi is poor and not as detaild as the Outline for RPG source member or even for Cobol for AIX programs. Use Case: Provide the same view which is already present on the Development Cobol for AIX, or something...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

ACS improvement request

Save the settings previously used in the runsql scripts open dialog box. Use Case: When using the run sql scripts from within ACS, we frequently open saved .sql files. The open dialog box that is presented does not save the prior settings. For exa...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Need ACS bundle.jar to run under java 11 on IBM i

When running an export of data using the CLdownload and setting the job level to use Java 11. The program fails. I am running the following command. Type command, press Enter. Run this first: CHGENVVAR ENVVAR(JAVA_HOME) VALUE('/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdD...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Allow Replace Table functionality for Temporal Tables

It would be really great to be able to use the "Create or Replace Table" with Temporal/History tables. In order to modify these tables once in production, we'll need to maintain a list of alter statements to support any changes to be applied to th...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Delivered

Outline view not showing indicator usage in program defined output specs

There are indicators in my RPG ILE program that are used to condition output on program defined output specs. These indicator refereneces and not shown in the outline view. Use Case: To have a complete trace of the usage of indicators in a program.
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Request for IBMi support of the 4 port 16Gb fiberchannel adapter Thru the VIOS

Request for IBMi support of the 4 port 16Gb fiberchannel adapter thru the VIOS Use Case: Currently 2Port 16Gb is available for virtualized IBMi support. We need to increase the density of IO Ports and would like the 4 port adapters to be certified...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 4 Delivered

ACS Enhancment - Need SQL Details for Jobs... on Schemas window.

In iNav, once connected to an lpar, right clicking on Databases... there is the option for SQL for Jobs... option to bring up a window to show by user, current user, job, job number what jobs are running and we can then double click a job to see t...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

Enable Programmatic End of Batch Restricted State where an end to Batch restricted State has not been reached.

Introduce an API component that will allow for a Batch Restricted State to be terminated from within a BRS job/program without recourse to PWRDWNSYS or Option 14 of the DST Environment. Use Case: Where a Batch Restricted State is requested (during...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Delivered