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

IBM i Support for 5250 Advanced Function Display Data Stream (AFDDS)

Enhance 5250 Display Data Stream to support AFDDS PCs attached via Access Client Solutions (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 on 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 19, 2017

    IBM i currently has no plans to enhance the 5250 datastream, so the request is being closed.

  • Guest
    May 20, 2016

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - iAccess
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    May 12, 2016

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - iAccess
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Other
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    May 11, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #88136 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.