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IBM i

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ACS Integrated File System-Double click on file

ACS Integrated File System does not allow you to double-click on a file and open it. RDi supports this, and so do the file manage apps included in PC operating systems. When you double-click on a file, it show perform the same functionality as cho...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Planned for future release

ACS Run SQL Scripts needs a scalable dialog box (open file)

Referring to the Run SQL Scripts application within ACS. Selecting File, Open, then PC file to open a saved SQL statement, the rendering of the Open dialog box is terrible. See attached image. One third of the dialog box is completely unused The c...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Planned for future release

IBM i ACS Data transfer should use type GRAPHIC instead of CHAR

We are using the "Data transfer" tool in IBM i Access Client Solutions to import data from Excel. In the dialogue "Create IBM i Database File" we use the "Start Scan" Button to determine the data layout of the spreadsheet which should be imported....
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Planned for future release

Create LAN Console connection via ACS CLI options

Allow ACS CLI to create a LAN Console connection configuration.
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Planned for future release

Access Client Solutions enhancement

Via Edit > Preferences the Passwords tab is very useful to change my passwords on multiple systems in one time (by selecting multiple). My problem is to select the correct ones. It would be a great enhancement if an extra column would be added ...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Planned for future release

When using GO PTF option 8, have a splash screen before options menu to remind review of PTF instructions such as cume

When using GO PTF opt 8 a splash screen comes up before the options menu that states if doing a major PTF update (such as cume and groups) to review the cume instructions and make sure any pre-req steps which are part of the cume instructions are ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 Planned for future release

RSS Remember/reopen tabs

Hi, In addition to https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-1576 (auto saving RSS tabs) it would be great if RSS remembered which tabs were open and would reopen them when restarting RSS. In addition, unnamed tabs should also be stored...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Planned for future release

Long variable names in CLLE

Allow variables to be defined with names longer than 10 characters in CL. This will allow CL code to be more readable and potentially reference long column names in tables.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Planned for future release

Qualified data structures in CLLE

When defining a data structure in CLLE with DCL STG(*DEFINED), allow subfields to be defined as qualified in a similar way to RPG. e.g. DCL &STRUCT *CHAR(100) DCL VAR(&SUBFIELD) TYPE(*CHAR) STG(*DEFINED) + LEN(2) DEFVAR(&STRUCT 1) QUAL...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 Planned for future release

Add PGM parameter to Command Definition (CMD) command

On CRTCMD, PGM parameter defines the command processing program (CPP) for the command being created. Add this parameter to the CMD definition statement so the CPP can be coded within the command source. Today, the CPP must be specified each time t...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Planned for future release