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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on May 10, 2016

IBM i Access Client Solutions Support for 5250 Advanced Function Display Data Stream (AFDDS) Displays

Enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions to configure PCs to use the 5250 AFDDS (see related RFEs). This would enable IBM i programmers to upgrade their "green screen" sign-on and application displays with fonts, color logos and overlays as they can do today with AFPDS printers, as well as PC controls such as list boxes, combo boxes, push buttons, radio buttons, etc.

Use Case:

Display company logo and background on Qinter sign-on display. (See the attached document for an example)
IBM i programmers could develop GUI applications which:
• Display subfiles as list boxes, real pushbuttons and drop-down lists.
• Display company dashboard with list boxes and graphs.
• Display employee photos with personnel applications.
• Display property photos with real estate applications.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jan 20, 2017

    IBM has no plans to enhance the 5250 data stream.

  • Guest
    Jan 12, 2017

    IBM has received this requirement and is evaluating it. A response will be provided when evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    May 11, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #88137 in product IBM i.

  • Guest
    May 10, 2016

    Attachment (Use case): This is an example of an IBM i sign-on screen with a customer logo embedded in the screen.