Access Client Solutions is Now Shipped with IBM i
In this i Can blog post, Dawn May shares another way to stay current with ACS updates.
By Dawn May02/18/2020
With this new support, IBM installs the ACS runtime in the IFS in directory /QIBM/ProdData/Access/ACS/Base. When the ACS runtime is installed on the IBM i, you can have the central location on your IBM i for the master copy and configure ACS to check for updates from this installation location. When this is done, the Check for Updates button on the client will also have the option to download the new version from the IBM i partition to the user’s PC.
To use the IBM i location for your central location for updates, you need to set a couple properties. The Getting Starteddocument, section 5.2, provides the detailed information for using this functionality.
A WRKLNK shows you the familiar files:
Work with Object Links
Directory . . . . : /QIBM/ProdData/Access/ACS/Base
Type options, press Enter.
2=Edit 3=Copy 4=Remove 5=Display 7=Rename 8=
11=Change current directory ...
Opt Object link Type Attribute Text
AcsConfig.properti > STMF
IBMiAccess_v1r1.zi > STMF
QuickStartGuide.ht > STMF
Windows_Applicatio > DIR
The following PTFs deliver the ACS runtime on IBM i:
- 7.4: SI71900
- 7.3: SI71934
- 7.2: SI71935
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.