Skip to Main Content
IBM Power Ideas Portal


This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 30, 2020

Add dialog to ACS for displaying "in use" information of stream files stored in the IFS

Include the "in use" dialog into ACS and do not launch the "IBM Navigator for i" web application for displaying the locks of a given IFS stream file.

Today "IBM Navigator for i" is launched to display the locks of an IFS stream file following these steps:

1) Create a stream file in the user's home directory.
2) Open the stream file with option "2" (Edit) or the EDTF command.
3) Launch ACS (IBM i Access Client Solutions).
4) Select "Actions -> General -> Integrated File System".
5) Navigate to the stream file created at #1.
6) Right-click the stream file to open the context menu and select "Properties".
7) Select the "Use" tab on the properties page.
8) Click "Show usage...".
9) Select an entry of the "Current usage" table.
10) Click the "Details" button.

Launching "IBM Navigator for i" is annoying, because it takes significant time and the user has to sign in again. The next problem is that the session is invalidated after the user signed in:

"Anmeldung fehlgeschlagen. Überprüfen Sie Benutzer-ID und Kennwort und wiederholen Sie den Vorgang."

The user has to logon again and click "Details" once more to see the locks.

Product version used for creating this RFE: ACS 1.1.8.4


Use Case:

Checking the file locks should be easy and fast in case of application problems, e.g. a IFS stream file could not be moved or deleted by an application.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Reply
    |
    Aug 4, 2020

    IBM understands this request and will consider it for a future code update, though no commitment is made or implied.

  • Guest
    Reply
    |
    Jul 31, 2020

    Attachment (Description): This picture shows the dialog for displaying file locks in the old 'System i Navigator'. This dialog, along with the options of the context menu, should be added to ACS.

  • Guest
    Reply
    |
    Jul 31, 2020

    Attachment (Description): This picture shows the file locks displayed in the 'IBM Navigator for i' web application. This dialog along with the options of the context menu should be added to ACS.

  • Guest
    Reply
    |
    Jul 31, 2020

    Attachment (Description): This picture shows ACS when it is about to show file locks. When the user presses the "Details" button, the 'IBM Navigator for i' web application is launched in a web browser.