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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 10, 2022

ACS - Schemas - provide for re-ordering of all columns in a table and views.

Please provide additional functionality to allow us to reorder any field/column on a table/view.

As modernization happens or while developing new applications, new fields and keys are added and we do need to reorganize the sequence in which fields are position in the table.

Currently, this can only be done to fields that are being added.

We need to be able to re-arrange the columns as needed.

The amount of work required especially on files with many fields is laborious.


Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki
    Jul 26, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. Although there are alternatives, such as SQL, there are people that would like to add a new field using the GUI and would like to be able to reorder the fields. Adding this capability may also help with new folks coming on to the system and learning how to use schemas.

    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
    Jul 13, 2022

    Copies left to produce

    File becomes available

    Hold file before written

    Program that opened file

    Restart printing

    Page range to print: start and ending. User this a lot.

    Record length

    Page size:

    Lines per inch

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    IPDS pass through

    Thank you.

  • Guest
    Jul 13, 2022
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). We understand the request and will consider it for a future update though no commitment is made nor implied.

    IBM Power Systems Development