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Status Needs more information
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 7, 2024

On Access Client Actions add new options for Download and Upload a Save File

Currently the easiest way to transfer a save file to or from an IBM i would be to use FTP. You can also do this via the Access Client but it is difficult to do. What I would propose to do is add two options Download Save File and Upload Save File to the Actions menu on Access Client. 

Download would request name of save file and library, confirm that Save File exists, switch to Binary mode and download to Download directory of attached PC. 

Upload would request name of save file and library, name of PC file and directory, confirm that a save file already exists in the requested library, switch to Binary mode and upload the file. 

This would make downloading and uploading of Save files a whole lot easier.  

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 18, 2024
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). You did not provide the specific steps you use for transferring a save file using ACS, but if you use the ACS Integrated File System support and navigate to the save file using a path in /QSYS.LIB, it should be very easy. Assuming you have a save file named SOMEOBJS in library MYLIB, you would use the ACS Integrate File System support to navigate to the path /QSYS.LIB/MYLIB.LIB. Select SOMEOBJS.FILE for download (binary is the default). For upload, you would navigate to the library using the path /QSYS.LIB/YOURLIB.LIB and select the save file on your workstation that you would like to upload. For uploading a save file from a workstation, we support an extension of either .FILE or .SAVF (.SAVF will get renamed to .FILE). Does this meet the requirement? If not please explain.

    IBM Power Systems Development