Recent Access Client Solutions Enhancements
Dawn May explains the latest ACS feature.
By Dawn May08/06/2020
You can download this driver off the Access Client Solutions download page.
Access Client Solutions: Frequently Used IFS PathsThe April update of Access Client Solutions had a hidden enhancement that I just stumbled upon.
Using the Integrated File System task, you can edit your preferences to specify the initial directory that is displayed when you launch the task. That’s nice, but not very usable as I often navigate to various directories. The IFS task also seems rather slow and I often revert back to using WRKLNK.
A few nights ago I reviewed my submitted RFEs, and found Add support to "Bookmark" IFS paths in ACS marked as “Delivered.” IBM even updated the comments to briefly summarize the new function. It’s a very simple, but subtle enhancement.
The area on the panel that displays the directory in which you are working is now a drop-down and shows all the directories you have navigated to. Once you have worked in a directory, it’s remembered, and you can easily go to it again.
Dawn May is an IBM i consultant. She owns Dawn May Consulting, LLC in the Greater Boston area. Dawn is a former IBM senior technical staff member.