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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 11, 2022
Merged idea
This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit IBMI-I-2914 Navigator for i - IFS analysis tool like TreeSize.

Add IFS to the new IBM Navigator for i Merged

The New IBMi Navigator does not support access to the IFS or database Schemas.

We don't not want to use another product for these functions, or Heritage Nav

Use Case:

I need to upload files from my PC to the IFS. (drag and drp function also .

Business Application uses Schema.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Mar 14, 2022

    The request for IFS new Nav is a duplicate of 147720. Please add your vote to that RFE.

    The request to also include DB Schema- The tools for DB support is ACS. We have no plans on adding that support to New Nav

  • Guest
    Mar 14, 2022

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

  • Guest
    Mar 12, 2022


    This is a great idea and it's good to get these requests on the roadmap, but at least for now IBM wants us to use the ACS client and the new Nav4i together and if you are prepared to do that you can have what you want today.

    Long term I believe IBM will give you what you want and implement IFS file upload and download from the browser based client.

    On the plus side, the IFS file uploader / download and Database Management in ACS are better than anything in HeritageNav.
    You can limit the functionality of both to suit each users needs and it's just one common set of credentials for both interfaces.
    You can even link to NewNav from the ACS client.

    I love the idea of the drag and drop for file upload, I'd like to see this in ACS as well as NewNav4i but as Sam says if this is your number one requirement, you could do that with a Mapped Network Drive via NetServer.

    Best wishes, Brad
    Steve Bradshaw
    IBM Champion, Member of CEAC,
    TD at & Friendly Techie Bloke at

  • Guest
    Mar 11, 2022

    If I understand your requirement correctly and you are using Windows, you could map a Windows drive to point to the IFS.
    (I don't know Linux, but I imagine there's a similar function to do the same thing.)