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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 4, 2021

Background color per connection

Most ACS applications (Ifs, Sql script, Spool) are neutral in color, having the ability to identify them by a background color linked to individual connections would help when there are many open at the same time.

Use Case:


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 4, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial 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.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Apr 9, 2021

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

  • Guest
    Apr 6, 2021

    Since we define multiple connections for the same system for different users i think option #1 is the best.
    1. Ability to have a single setting per system that would be used for all connections to that system for IFS, Run SQL Scripts, and Printer Output

  • Guest
    Apr 5, 2021

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. Run SQL Scripts already has the ability to set a custom border available at View->Custom Border Settings. This customization is on a per system basis. So all connections to that System would have the same border. IFS, Run SQL Scripts, Printer Output can all have multiple windows to the same system. Are you asking for:
    1. Ability to have a single setting per system that would be used for all connections to that system for IFS, Run SQL Scripts, and Printer Output
    2. Ability to set IFS, Run SQL Scripts, Printer Output separately so they could have different colors when connecting to the same system.
    3. Ability to have multiple windows to the same system for any given function (IFS, Run SQL Scripts, Printer Output) with different colors.