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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 9, 2022

ACS 5250 Screen History Archive enhancement: include /PLUGIN to convert images to folder

Screenshots are an important part of audit evidence and defense for internal and compliance audits, as well as step by step procedural training
The ability to export images from screen history archive is already a very useful tool for supporting these tasks.
It is my desire to have a /PLUGIN for this export so that the process can be automated into a batch or script file.
This request can be associated with 123233 & 153844

Use Case:

Step through a compliance evidence process with Screen history archive active.
End the archive to generate the %System%.history file.
Execute script to automagically convert images to a file path.
java -jar /ACSPATH/acsbundle.jar /PLUGIN=SCAIMAGE (or whatever name) /%HisoryArchivePath% /%ArchiveImageFolderPath%

continuation of script to import images into a document file for procedural training or compliance evidence.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Mar 22, 2022

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