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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 14, 2020

Access Client Solutions -> XLSX autofit

When i use ACS with *CLDOWNLOAD on IBM I to generate a XLSX stream file on IFS . I have to do the autofit of XLSX columns manually . Can you add this propertie to to do get a XLSX stream file autofitted .

Use Case:

java -jar /SFIOUTILS/IAC/acsbundle.jar /PLUGIN=cldownload /SYSTEM=LOCALHOST /hostfile=CHEMALI/ALTOSUP /clientfile=/SFIOUTILS/ALTOSUP.xlsx

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 23, 2022
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). In order for the auto-fit feature to correctly calculate the column width, it uses information from the font and existing graphical environment. Since the IBM i has no available graphical environment, the auto-fit feature is not available when running cldownload directly on an IBM i. Therefore, we unfortunately have to decline this request.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Oct 19, 2020

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