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Add command-line options for running Data Transfers in BAT files or add Edit option in context menu of DTFX/DTTX files
Our users have used Data Transfer for many years. They have used BAT files to run requests that belong together. With IBM i Access for Windows and its predecessors, these have run uninterrupted - the Data Transfer GUI did not appear, and there was no completion notice. This was despite the fact that the AutoRun and AutoClose settings were 0 and Notify was 1. This seems like it was maybe a bug in that client, because, according to documentation, those are supposed to affect how the request runs from a command line (and BAT files?).
For support, security, and performance reasons, we are converting to use ACS' Data Transfer- we are using 22.214.171.124. Those 3 settings are the same in the migrated DTFX files, but when run in a BAT file, the settings are honored - the DT GUI is opened, the user has to click on Start Transfer, and there is a completion notice after each one. This is not at all like the previous behavior and is tedious.
So we tried setting AutoRun and AutoClose to 1 and Notify to 0 - this seems to give us the behavior we need.
But there is a problem - if you double-click on the DTFX in the Windows File Explorer, it runs without the GUI and without the completion notice. This surprised me, because I did not think that was the same as running from a command line or in a BAT file.
One issue is that you can't edit the DTFX this way, and our users are used to editing DT requests from File Explorer - I'm talking over 20 years for some of them. Yes, they can open the GUI, open the DTFX there, and edit it. This is definitely not as convenient.
Our users often have to change a date or other value in the Where part of the DTFX, so they need to be able to edit it, and we want them to have the same convenience (and similar behavior) as before.
I suggest 2 ideas of what to add -
Add options to the DOWNLOAD and UPLOAD plugins that would override what is set in the DTFX or DTTX file
AutoRun, AutoClose, and Notify in the scope of this Idea
Add an Edit option in the context menu, the menu you see when you use a right-click on the DT file in the Explorer or equivalent in other OS
Either would give useful behavior options for anyone. Both would be even better.
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