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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 14, 2021

Rename session in iACS

Provide the ability to rename a display or printer session in iACS session manager.

Rename function should be available on the edit menu and right click popup menu.

Use Case:

When users copy & modify display & printer sessions in iACS session manager, it would be useful to be able to rename them as well.

This is especially true when using the copy function, because it creates a new session with "Copy(1)" at the end, but there is no way to rename that session to a more appropriate name.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jul 27, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature. The work-around is as IBM described below, already in the Session Manager.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Mar 16, 2021

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. IBM understands this request and will consider it for a future code update, though no commitment is made or implied. In the mean time, you can change the name as follows.
    From 5250 Session Manager:
    1. File -> Open Directory. This will open a platform specific file viewer (Explorer, Finder,etc) where the file exists.
    2. Find the file and rename it.
    3. Back in 5250 Session Manager, use View -> Refresh to refresh the Configured Sessions list.