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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 1, 2016

Access Client Solution - Data Transfer Request - Detailed error message

When a data transfer request is rejected by an Exit Point security program, a dialog is presented which only states, "The function did not complete successfully."

I'm requesting information to help determine why the function did not complete--specifically, I would like message stating something like "Exit point denied request." Even more detailed information in the service logs would be helpful.

Use Case:

When a data transfer is denied because of the response from an exit point program, provide text to indicate this.
The exact text could vary, but the idea is to let a user (and specifically their support people) know that a security exit point denied the request. Then if the request is actually appropriate, action can be taken to allow the request.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 10, 2018

    Updates have been made to provide additional details when an error occurs. A specific message id may be used for more than one type of error, but the specific message details will help identify the specific error.

  • Guest
    Jan 12, 2017

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

  • Guest
    Aug 3, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #92451 in product IBM i.