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Status Planned for future release
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 23, 2023

Run an ACS macro from Command Line

Many customers used to call macros from outside applications. With the migration to the new ACS macros they miss an easy way to open the emulator and execute a macro directly.

In the current plugins that you can call from command line there's no option to use a macro:

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ibm-i-access-acs-getting-started#9.1

My proposal is to add an option to the 5250 plugin to execute a macro as is not in the current set.

/PLUGIN=5250 /SYSTEM=<system> [/<options>]

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
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    Mar 25, 2024
    We have added this to our next update which will be available in April 2024.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
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    Jul 6, 2023
    We will consider this request for a future update though no commitment is made nor implied.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
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    Jul 5, 2023
    Thank you for your response. We need a little more clarification. You are requesting we provide an option for specifying the auto-start macro from the command-line when starting a 5250 session. We would not be providing a way to run a macro to a previously started 5250 session. Does this correctly summarize your request?

    IBM Power Systems Development
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  • Guest
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    Jun 23, 2023
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). It is possible today to set an auto-start macro that will run when the 5250 session starts. Is your idea to be able to specify the auto-start macro from the command-line when starting a 5250 session from the command-line? If you are suggesting something else, please be specific and provide a use case.

    IBM Power Systems Development
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