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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 20, 2023

Add shortcut buttons/menu options

When using IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) 5250 emulation I am able to switch to almost every other option of ACS using the Actions menu oprion. I am also able to add action buttons to the icons menu bar. The options I am using the most frequently are Printer Output/IFS/Nav4i/Schemas/SQL Performance Center. 

When using ACS Integrated File System there is no Actions menu and also no Actions bar.
When using ACS Printer Output there is an Action menu, but no option to switch to another option of ACS.
When using ACS Schemas there is a Tools menu, allowing you to switch to other options of ACS, like Run SQL Scripts, SQL Performance Center just to name of few.
When using ACS SQL Performance Center there is a Tools menu, allowing you to go to other options of ACS, like Run SQL Scripts, Schemas just to name of few.
When using ACS Run SQ: Scripts there is a Tools menu, allowing you to go to other options of ACS, like SQL Performance Center, Schemas just to name of few.

Would it not be nice if the Action "Navigator for i" was added to all the above. Why keep this option only limited to 5250 emulation?
Would it not be nice if an action bar would be added, allowing you to add action buttons just like you have in 5250 emulation?



Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Mar 28, 2023
    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
  • Guest
    Mar 21, 2023

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address.

    Besides easier handling - this would also heavily promote the use of Navigator.

    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 Anrdres – CEAC Program Manager, IBM