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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 9, 2022

Able to Enable Save Results and Save Results via scripting in Run SQL Scripts

I would like to distribute SQL scripts to users that can do everything to create an Excel file. Enable Save Results, run an SQL statement, and Save Results.

Use Case:

Even though users have IBM i ACS, they still ask IT to run simple SQL statements and save them to Excel.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 23, 2024
    The existing Data Transfer support writes to a spreadsheet and supports simple SQL statements. Therefore, we have decided to Decline this request.
    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Admin
    Sabine Jordan
    May 24, 2022

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed. Having a solution to meet this need seems like a good idea. However, we have voted medium as we would like IBM to focus on other prioriries at this time.

    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

    Sabine Jordan + Sara Andres – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Mar 3, 2022

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

  • Guest
    Feb 14, 2022

    Unless the option /sql can accept a stand lone script I think the option of CLDownload is not doing what is desired.

  • Guest
    Feb 14, 2022

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. ACS already has the ability to run SQL statements via scripting. More details are available in our GettingStarted document provided with the product. It is also available online. See the following sections: - More command-line options - CLDownload

    Does this meet the requirement?