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Here are the latest updates for IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS).
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Version = 1.1.9.1
Build date = November 2022
ESS Level = LCD8-2010-30
Here are some no-cost versions of Java:
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    https://adoptium.net/
For information on cost-effective, enterprise-grade support from IBM for your Java deployments:
    https://www.ibm.com/cloud/support-for-runtimes    
For additional information see:
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Enhancements:
1. Run SQL Scripts (RSS):
   - New preferences added to Edit->Preferences:
     General tab: Auto-save options (Idea IBMI-I-1576)
     Results tab: 'Prompt to close results prior to disconnecting' (Idea IBMI-I-3276)
   - Recover changed scripts after an abnormal termination  (Idea IBMI-I-1690)
   - 'Copy with headings' supported from results (Idea IBMI-I-1032)
   - PC file chooser opens in detail view by default (Idea IBMI-I-2213)
   - Improved positioning of search result (Idea IBMI-I-2501)
   - Allow additional columns to be viewed in results Details... (Idea IBMI-I-3286)
   - Refresh existing Joblog window instead of creating a new one (Idea IBMI-I-2586) 
   - Results windows assume focus for keyboard input only if RSS is the active window (Idea IBMI-I-2871)
2. Schemas:
   - Support for renaming table partitions
   - Allow delete of *JRNRCV with options:
     IGNORE_REMOTE_JOURNALS("*IGNTGTRCV")
   IGNORE_INQUIRY_MESSAGE("*IGNINQMSG")
   IGNORE_EXIT_PROGRAM("*IGNEXITPGM")
(Idea IBMI-I-2901)
   - Support for 'RESTRICT ON DROP' in Table Definition dialog
   - Added new column stats information to statistics panel
3. SQL Performance Center:
   - Show Statements:
     Support for MTI names object filtering.
     Added QRO hash, Top N most temp storage, Top N most CPU usage,
           Top N most database reads filters for live plan cache, snapshots, and database monitors.
4. Visual Explain:
   - Show object names by default (Idea IBMI-I-3305)
5. Integrated File System:
   - View options for 'Use short date format' and 'Use IBM i system time zone' (Idea IBMI-I-2612)
6. Open Source Package Management:
   - Support OpenSSH formatted keys
7. General:
   - Ability for an admin to install or propagate an updated JRE to their Windows users when "Help->Check for Updates" has been configured to apply updates from an IBM i (Idea IBMI-I-2563)
   - Host name included in Signon prompt (Idea IBMI-I-2304)

General information about this update:
1. The heap size used by IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) will no longer default to 1 gigabyte.
   The heap size will be determined by the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the PC available memory.
   In most cases, this will set the heap size to 25% of the PC's installed memory.
   The heap size can be overridden by using the -Xmx option on the command-line, with a desktop shortcut,
   or by setting the JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS environment variable.
   The following examples will set the heap size to 2 gigabytes:
   
        Example 1 (command-line or desktop shortcut):
        Start_Programs\Windows_x86-64\acslaunch_win-64.exe -Xmx2g
        
        Example 2 (setting the JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS environment variable):
        JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS=-Xmx2g
        
2. When using "Open Source Package Management", a change was made to use the standard SSH known_hosts file.
   That means you can expect to be prompted to accept the fingerprint of the IBM i server the first time
   you connect after installing this update.
   
3. Mac users that install their updates from a configured IBM i location using "Help->Check for Updates" will need to:
   Install the update, restart ACS, run "Help->Check for Updates" a second time, install the update, restart ACS
   The second update is necessary to pick up the new Mac icon for the running application in the dock.
   
   
This update includes several fixes including:
SE77812 OSP ACS DATA TRANSFER SAVE DTTX MIGHT NOT SHOW THE NAME OF THE FILE
SE78009 OSP ACS 1.1.9.0 AND EHLLAPI BRIDGE 9.22.096 CRASHING WHEN USING ] OR [ CHARACTER
SE78103 OSP-UNPRED NO SIGNON PROMPT ON EACH TIME YOU START NAVIGATOR REQUESTS WHEN "PROMPT FOR USER NAME AND PASSWORD EVERY TIME"
SE78106 OSP-INCORROUT UNABLE TO SAVE CUSTOM JKS KEYSTORE FROM ACS KEY MANAGEMENT
SE78199 OSP-UNPRED COLUMN DELIMITER IS INCORRECT WHEN DBCS DATA IS ENTERED TO A FIELD WITH DSPATR (CS)
SE78282 OSP-MSGCPF3344 ISSUED FOR SPOOLED FILES IN FINISHED STATUS WHEN VIEWING THROUGH ACS PRINTER OUTPUT
SE78423 OSP-OSP ACS CHANGE TABLE, REMOVE FIELD NOT WORKING
SE78518 OSP-F/QWSGET-T/QWSGET-MSGMCH0601 THE MESSAGE IN THE CURSOR PROTECTION AREA ON LINE 27 CAN BE DELETED WITH THE DEL KEY
SE78567 OSP ACS 1.1.9. BUILD ID 2151 - SQL SHOW NO OUTPUT WHEN SYNTAX IS INCORRECT DEFINED
SE78601 OSP-UNPRED MESSAGE TEXT NOT SHOWN AT LINE 24 IF FUNCTIONS KEY BUTTONS ARE AT LINE 24
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Version = 1.1.9.0
Build date = April 2022
ESS Level = LCD8-2010-29
Here are some no-cost versions of Java:
    https://aws.amazon.com/corretto/
    https://adoptium.net/
    https://developer.ibm.com/languages/java/semeru-runtimes/downloads
For information on cost-effective, enterprise-grade support from IBM for your Java deployments:
    https://www.ibm.com/cloud/support-for-runtimes    
For additional information see:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/java-options-ibm-i-access-client-solutions
Special note for MacOS users:
You need to install Java 11 or higher.  We recommend https://aws.amazon.com/corretto/ since that version contains the most recent updates for keystroke issues.
1. General Enhancements:
     - Support for System Groups in System Configurations
     - Alternate view from the main GUI for System Groups
     - Alternate system selection using System Groups (and by Description RFE 149059)
       (located next to system drop-down box on main GUI) 
     - Moved Open Source Package Management to main GUI (RFE 138401)
     - Naming customization for Hardware Management Interface 1 & 2 (RFE 152498, RFE 154193)
       (Properties to do this are defined in AcsConfig.properties)
2. Enhancements to
Run SQL Scripts (RSS):
     - Support for multiple scripts in a single RSS window (RFE 132438)
     - New FileChooser when saving or opening files from the IBM i IFS
     - Schemas and SQL Performance Center dialogs can now display SQL and CL without using RSS
     - Search SQL Examples hover help (RFE 154335)
     - Additions to Insert from Examples
Special note about "IBM Navigator for i":
To use the new version of "Navigator for i", you no longer need to set
   com.ibm.iaccess.NewNavigator=true
This update includes several fixes including:
APAR SE76257 OSP-INCORROUT MSGDB0036 SERVER RETURNED SQL ERROR UPLOADING .XLS FILE 
APAR SE76310 OSP-DB-OTHER-WAIT AFTER CLOSING ACS, ACSLAUNCH_WIN-64.EXE PROCESS KEEP RUNNING FOR SQL SCRIPTS 
APAR SE76322 OSP-UNPRED MSGFI002 REPORTED WHEN USING A DBCS DIRECTORY NAME IN THE PATH FOR THE DATA TRANSFER FILE USED WITH DOWNLOAD PLUGIN 
APAR SE76333 OSP-UNPRED 5250 EXHIBIT INCORRECT HORIZONTAL CHARACTER PLACEMENT WITH ANY FONT OTHER THAN IBM3270 WHEN THE FONT 
APAR SE76345 OSP-INCORROUT ACD DATA TRANSFER UPLOAD TO IBM I RETURNS ERROR INSTEAD OF TRUNCATING PC FILE EXTRA DATA. 
APAR SE76349 OSP-INCORROUT SCREEN LINES ARE NOT SHOWN WHEN USING PRINT SCREEN COLLECTION FROM ACS EMULATOR TO AND PDF PRINTER. 
APAR SE76367 OSP-OSP-UNPRED ACS - IFS - UPLOAD IASP MSGGEN0003 
APAR SE76369 OSP-UNPRED ACS DTFX DTTX FDFX DATA TRANSFER 
APAR SE76523 OSP-UNPRED ACS DATA TRANSFER RETURNED DATE FIELDS ARE MM/DD/YY 
APAR SE76758 OSP-INCORROUT IACS CONTENT ASSIST (F4) IS NOT RETRIEVING FIELD NAMES 
APAR SE76792 OSP-INCORROUT ACS USING CREATE IBM I DATABASE FILE FUNCTION SCAN ON XLS FILE RESULTS ON WRONG TYPE COLUMN INFORMATION 
APAR SE76844 OSP-INCORROUT ACS IFS VIEW FILE MEMBER FUNCTION DOESN'T SHOW ACCENTED CHARS CORRECTLY 
APAR SE76956 OSP-UNPRED JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION: NULL UNCAUGHT DOING NON-INTERACTIVE DOWNLOAD, DOWNLOAD IS SUCCESSFUL 
APAR SE77010 OSP-INCORROUT DATA TRANSFER TO IBM I STOPS TRANSFERRING DATA WHEN '#N/A' IS FOUND 
APAR SE77026 OSP-UNPRED UNABLE TO TYPE NUMERIC VALUES INTO INPUT FIELD WITH HOST CODE PAGE SET TO 420 
APAR SE77030 OSP-XTND-OTHER-UNPRED CLIENT ACCESS SOLUTIONS/RUN SQL SCRIPTS CHANGING OPTIONS IMPACT IS DESCRIBED WITH IMPROVED MESSAGE TEXT. 
APAR SE77161 OSP-INCORROUT ACCESS CLIENT SOLUTIONS DBCS PRINTER SESSION JAVA PRINT SERVICE PRINT TO PDF 
APAR SE77169 OSP-UNPRED CURRENT_USER FOR ADDITIONAL FILTER FOR AUDIT JOURNAL VIEWER IN ACS SCHEMA NOT WORKING 
APAR SE77299 OSP-UNPRED WATERMARK TEXT TO SHOW IS SET TO &HOST, THIS DOES NOT WORK WHEN IBM SEMERU 17 IS BEING USED 
APAR SE77372 OSP-UNPRED ACS 1.1.8.8 DATA TRANSFER HANGS 
APAR SE77397 OSP-OTHER-INCORROUT ACS 5250 DSPATR(CS) IS LEAKING FROM THE LAST COLUMN OF LINE TO THE FIRST COLUMN OF THE NEXT 
APAR SE77444 OSP-INCORROUT IBM I ACS EHLLAPI COPY OIA (FUNCTION 13) INCORRECT OUTPUT
APAR SE77590 ACS 1.1.8.8. DATA TRANSFER WILL FAIL WITH MSGDB0036 - [CPF325F] CONVERSION OF THE TEXT FAILED
APAR SE77745 OSP-INCORROUT ACS DATA TRANSFER FAILS TO REPLACE MEMBER
 

Version = 1.1.8.8
Build date = September 2021
ESS Level = LCD8-2010-28
Here are some no-cost versions of Java:
    https://adoptopenjdk.net/
    https://aws.amazon.com/corretto/
    https://developer.ibm.com/languages/java/semeru-runtimes/downloads
    https://adoptium.net/
For the most current information see:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/java-options-ibm-i-access-client-solutions
For information on cost-effective, enterprise-grade support from IBM for your Java deployments:
    https://www.ibm.com/cloud/support-for-runtimes    
Special note for MacOS 11.0 Big Sur:
You need to install Java 11 or higher.  We recommend https://aws.amazon.com/corretto/ since that version contains the most recent updates for keystroke issues.
  1. Enhancements to Run SQL Scripts:
     - Commit and Rollback buttons added to the toolbar (RFE 137047)
    - Warn user when closing a connection with uncommitted actions (RFE 148568)
       Note: Requires IBM i release 7.3 or higher

    - Job log search support
    - Synchronize recently used files when there are multiple RSS windows
    - Upload Results panel now has separate fields for Schema and Table, and a Replace table option 
    - Additional Examples
  2. Enhancements to Schemas:
    - Previous and Next buttons added on Journal Viewer... View Data Details window (RFE 146834)
    - Added Deterministic and Inline columns to Functions list
  3. Enhancements to SQL Performance Center:
    - Main window search support
    - Analyze reports search support
    - Added convenience buttons for View options on main window
    - Full statement pop-up when hovering over Show Statements plan cache list of statements (RFE Epic 130919)
    - Added secure database (QZDASSINIT) host server to SQL Details for Jobs
  4. Enhancements to Data Transfer
    - Support for selecting a specific Excel spreadsheet.  When connecting to an Active Excel Spreadsheet as the Output device (or Input device), the Name drop-down box allows switching between spreadsheets.
  5. Other General Enhancements:
    - Added Processor Feature Code to Virtual Control Panel (RFE 150132)
    - System selection from configured systems by typing name (RFE 138461)
Special note for Mac users applying this update over 1.1.8.4 or earlier:
   See the notes under "Special note for Mac users applying this update over 1.1.8.4 or earlier" in this document for version update 1.1.8.7.
Special note for users that want to enable ACS to launch to the new "IBM Navigator for i":
  1. Apply IBM i 7.3 PTF SI76982 or IBM i 7.4 PTF SI76981
  2. Set the following property in the AcsConfig.properties file:
    com.ibm.iaccess.NewNavigator=true
    OR set the property on the command line. For example:
    Start_Programs\Windows_x86-64\acslaunch_win-64.exe -Dcom.ibm.iaccess.NewNavigator=true
This update includes several fixes including:
APAR SE75536 OSP-UNPRED ACS RIGHT BORDER COLOR CHANGES WHEN SCREEN IS REQUESTED A SECOND TIME
APAR SE75557 OSP-OTHER-MSGSQL0104 ACS RUN SQL SCRIPTS FAILS TO CREATE A FUNCTION WITH BEGIN/END IN A CONTINUE HANDLER
APAR SE75589 OSP-MSGMSGSSL002-PAR-940XMISC ACS 1.1.8.7 MSGSSL002- THE IBM I SERVER APPLICATION IS NOT TRUSTED FOR SECURE SOCKETS CONNECTIONS
APAR SE75696 OSP-UNPRED ACS IFS STOPS LISTING CONTENTS FROM ERROR EXCHANGING SECURITY INFORMATION FOR SYMBOLIC LINK TO QNTC
APAR SE75754 OSP-UNPRED ACS 5250 - UNEXPECTED PASTE RESULTS COPYING SOME EXCEL CELLS
APAR SE75855 OSP-OTHER-MSGSQL0104 IN ACS RUN SQL SCRIPT WHEN A CASE EXPRESSION IS USED
APAR SE75916 OSP-INCORROUT IBM I ACCESS CLIENT SOLUTIONS 5250 DID NOT CLEAR BUTTON PRESSED STATE AFTER BEING PRESSED ON AN AUTO ENTER FIELD
APAR SE75977 OSP ACS DATA TRANSFER MAY BE DELAYED FOR 60 SECONDS
APAR SE76061 OSP-THREADS-UNPRED ACS DATA TRANSFER FAILS TO OPEN
APAR SE76188 OSP-INCORROUT 5250 SESSION RIGHT CLICK DOESN'T DISPLAY POP UP KEYPAD WHEN THERE ARE MOUSE BUTTON EVENTS DEFINED ON THE SCREEN

 


Version = 1.1.8.7
Build date = April 2021
ESS Level = LCD8-2010-27
Here are a couple options for obtaining a no-cost version of Java:
    https://adoptopenjdk.net/
    https://aws.amazon.com/corretto/
    

Special note for Mac users upgrading to macOS 11.0 Big Sur:
You need to install Java 11 or higher.  We recommend Java 11 since it is the most recent LTS version.
 
  1. Enhancements to Run SQL Scripts:
    - All SQL warnings encountered during results retrieval are now posted to the Messages tab
    - A Refresh list... option has been added to Database drop-down on the Connection->Connect to Database... dialog
    - Descriptions for JDBC configurations are displayed as hover text on the Connection->Connect to Database... dialog and Connection->Apply JDBC Configuration menu
    - Data-mapping errors in results are now displayed as "++++++++++++" to match STRSQL behavior
    - Additional Insert from Examples
  2. Enhancements to Schemas:
    - A new option on Generate SQL allows constraints to be defined in the CREATE TABLE statement instead of a separate ALTER TABLE statement
  3. Enhancements to Visual Explain:
    - Advised Indexes now combine multiple CREATE INDEX statements into a single Run SQL Scripts window (RFE 146855)
  4. Enhancements to Printer Output:
    - Actions for Delete, Hold, and Release can be monitored in Active Tasks Pane (RFE 149102)
  5. Enhancements to 5250 Display:
    - Allow target address in lower right corner to be copied so it can be pasted (RFE 148520) 
  6. Other General Enhancements:
    - Warn user when logging in if caps lock is on (RFE 143192)

Special note for Mac users applying this update over 1.1.8.4 or earlier:
  1.  If you install this update from an IBM i server using the feature described in GettingStarted section "5.2 Setting up an IBM i Update Location", be aware of the following:
    a. You should first upgrade to 1.1.8.5 before upgrading to the current version.  Or, you may go directly to the current version if you use the install_acs script in the Mac_Application directory.
    If you already applied the update from an IBM i server, ACS will not start. To correct, run the install_acs script in the Mac_Application directory.
    b. The user will be prompted for an Administrator password.  This is necessary so we can move some files to a new location.
  2. If you install this update using the install_acs script in the Mac_Application directory:
    a. No additional instructions are needed.
    b. The user will be prompted for an Administrator password.  This is necessary so we can move some files to a new location.

This update includes several fixes including:
APAR SE74830 OSP MONOSPACED FONT IS NOT MAINTAINED ON THE SESSION
APAR SE74862 OSP-INCORROUT USING ACS RUN SQL SCRIPTS TO RUN SQL PROCEDURE WITH MULTIPLE CURSORS ONLY ONE IS SHOWN
APAR SE74898 OSP-INCORROUT FIELD + AND FIELD - NOT WORKING CORRECTLY IN RPG PROGRAM
APAR SE74915 OSP-INCORROUT IBM I ACCESS CLIENT SOLUTIONS SIGNON TO IBM I TRUNCATES LONGER SYSTEM NAMES OVER APPROXIMATELY 25 CHARACTERS
APAR SE75013 OSP-UNPRED ACS RUNSQLSCRIPTS JDBC CONFIGURATIONS HANDLING NOT CORRECT
APAR SE75024 OSP-OTHER-UNPRED IBM I ACCESS CLIENT SOLUTIONS BECOMES UNRESPONSIVE WHEN USING IFS MULTIPLE FILE UPLOAD
APAR SE75045 OSP-UNPRED ACS DELETING A DOUBLE-BYTE CHARACTER WITH THE DELETE KEY BREAKS THE UNDERLINE AT THE RIGHT
APAR SE75076 OSP ACS EHLLAPI FUNCTION 110 CALLING A MACRO IS FAILING WITH RC 9
APAR SE75095 OSP-UNPRED DATA TRANSFER - A PARAMETER MARKER CANNOT BE SPECIFIED FOR THIS SQL STATEMENT
APAR SE75132 OSP-UNPRED RUNSQLSCRIPTS - TOGGLE COMMENT KEY COMBINATION CTRL SLASH ON NON-ENGLISH KEYBOARDS NOT WORKING
APAR SE75155 OSP-D/T3812-PAR-940XMISC USING PRINTER DEFINITION TABLE ACS DOES SEND CHARACTERS AS CODE IT IS MISSING CHARACTERS
APAR SE75166 OSP-INCORROUT ACS FILE TRANSFER RETURNS NOCLASSDEFFOUNDERROR: ORG.APACHE.COMMONS.MATH3.UTIL.ARITHMETICUTILS ERROR
APAR SE75336 OSP-PAR-940XMISC HOST PRINT KEY DOES NOT DISPLAY DBCS LETTER CORRECTLY
APAR SE75357 OSP-MSGSQL0612 ACS - SCHEMAS - TABLE -DEFINITION - ADD COLUMN W/ LABEL
APAR SE75369 INCORROUT ACS DATABASE CREATION WIZARD DOES NOT CORRECTLY CREATE FIELD TYPES FOR EXCEL XLSX DATE AND TIMESTAMP COLUMNS
APAR SE75469 OSP-INCORROUT IBM I ACCESS CLIENT SOLUTIONS IFS HANGS WHEN VIEWING PROPERTIES OF A FOLDER THAT IS A SYMLNK
APAR SE75503 OSP-UNPRED ACS DATA TRANSFER NOT HANDLING SPACE BETWEEN SIGN AND NUMERIC
 


Version = 1.1.8.6
Build date = December 2020
ESS Level = LCD8-2010-26
Here are a couple options for obtaining a no-cost version of Java:
    https://adoptopenjdk.net/
    https://aws.amazon.com/corretto/
    
 
  1. Enhancements to the Content Assist feature of Run SQL Scripts include:
    - Syntax Proposals for the following statements: 
    INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, MERGE, CREATE INDEX, TRUNCATE
    - Support for CASE and  OLAP expressions
    - Enhanced support for built-in functions
    - Provide derived table and UDTF as syntax proposals
    - The expression at the cursor is wrapped by the provided BIF, CASE, or OLAP expression after content assist
    - Support for ALIAS files and QTEMP library
    - Other miscellaneous enhancements
  2. Enhancements to Run SQL Scripts:
    - Reconfigured menus including consolidating preferences on a common dialog at Edit->Preferences...
    - Variety of improvements to SQL formatting and syntax proposals
    - Support for INCLUDE SQL (RFE 126674)
    - Added "Find Previous" and "Go to Line..." on Search menu
    - Release cursor lock on full table read or inactivity (RFE 129534, 145008)
    - Change null results from '-' to something else (RFE 141332)
    - Performance improvements including "Replace All" 
    - Additional Insert from Examples for new IBM i Services
  3. Enhancements to Database Schemas:
    - System name support for Sequences (requires 7.4 PTF SI74324 or 7.3 PTF SI74326)
    - View Definition column heading and text can be changed
    - View->Data action includes data from hidden columns
  4. Enhancements to Integrated File System:
    - Multiple file upload (RFE 108689)
    - Upload an entire folder (RFE 114991)
    - Support for unzip to extract the contents of a .jar or .zip file (RFE 134332)
    - Added "View..." with an option to convert a text file to UTF-8 so it can be viewed on the workstation
    - Support for viewing and downloading /QSYS.LIB .MBR files (RFE 144689)
  5. Enhancements to 5250 Display:
    - Updates to CCSIDs 1377 and 1388.  See PTFs required below.
  6. Other General Enhancements:
    - "System for checking updates" added to Edit->Preferences General tab (RFE 143072)
    - Executable files have been signed with an IBM owned certificate (RFE 136954)
    - New product icon
Special note for Mac users applying this update:
If you install this update from an IBM i server using the feature described in GettingStarted section "5.2 Setting up an IBM i Update Location", be aware of the following:
  1. You must be at version 1.1.8.5.  If you are at a version before 1.1.8.5, you may skip over 1.1.8.5 if you use the install_acs script in the Mac_Application directory.
    If you already applied the update using this feature and were not at version 1.1.8.5, ACS will not start.  Run the install_acs script in the Mac_Application directory to fix it.
  2. The user will be prompted for an Administrator password.  This is necessary so we can move some files to a new location.
If you install this update using the install_acs script in the Mac_Application directory:
  1. No additional instructions are needed.
  2. The user will be prompted for an Administrator password.  This is necessary so we can move some files to a new location.
Special note for Mac users upgrading to macOS 11.0 Big Sur:
ACS may not be able to locate Java 8 on macOS 11.0 Big Sur.  We recommend installing Java 11.
This update includes several fixes including:
APAR SE74109 OSP ACS DISPLAYING IFS LOCK'S WITH ACS MIGHT FAIL WITH  MSGGEN005 - INTERNAL.ERROR
APAR SE74176 OSP-INCORROUT ACCESS CLIENT SOLUTIONS 1.1.8.4 DOES NOT ALWAYS  HONOR COLHEADINGS=0
APAR SE74216 OSP-DB-OTHER-WAIT RSS -> GENERATE SQL SCREEN -> ADD BUTTON WHILE PROCESSING, OTHER PARTS OF ACS ARE STUCK WAITING
APAR SE74224 CAN'T SELECT URL IN 5250 SESSION
APAR SE74303 OSP-INCORROUT ACS PASTE CAUSES INCOMPLETE PASTE ERROR SOUND EVEN WHEN PASTE IS CORRECTLY COMPLETED
APAR SE74309 OSP-INCORROUT ACS END KEY INCORRECT BEHAVIOR
APAR SE74310 OSP-UNPRED ACS INCORRECT VIEW BEHAVIOR WHEN USING AN ACS VIEW CONTAINING A HIGHER NUMBER OF SESSIONS
APAR SE74314 OSP-INCORROUT ACS UNEXPECTED RESULTS WHEN USING DELETE KEY ON TEXT HAVING COLOR ATTRIBUTE CHARACTERS
APAR SE74322 OSP-INCORROUT ACS VIEW LIST NOT SHOWN AS EXPECTED UNDER CONTEXT MENU
APAR SE74367 OSP-UNPRED ACS - FONT STYLE BOX NOT VISIBLE USING 64-BIT JAVA
APAR SE74451 UNPRED-HLIC UNABLE TO COPY/PASTE BLANKSPACES IN ACS
APAR SE74472 CA400XW1  DUP FIELD NOT WORKING WHEN ER = Y AUTOMATIC RECORD ADVANCE IS USED
APAR SE74577 OSP-UNPRED RSS PROMPT CHGJOB DOES NOT RETRIEVE THE CURRENT VALUES FOR THE CURRENT JOB
APAR SE74578 OSP-UNPRED RSS PROMPT RSTOBJ RETURNS MESSAGE CPD37BF
APAR SE74605 OSP ACS 5250 WS PROFILE STARTED , NO WINDOW TITLE IS SHOWN
APAR SE74650 OSP-THREADS-UNPRED ACS EHLLAPI NOT RETURNING CORRECT COLORS ATTRIBUTES
APAR SE74662 OSP-UNPRED INPUT LANGUAGE CHANGED FROM CHINESE INPUT MODE TO ENGLISH INPUT MODE AFTER SELECTING SPACE BAR
APAR SE74757 OSP-OTHER PASTE WILL ADD AN EXTRA LINE
APAR SE75302 OSP-INCORROUT IBM I ACCESS CLIENT SOLUTIONS DBCS SO/SI REMOVED WHEN FILE SEPARATOR IS 1
IBM i PTFs required to support updates for CCSIDs 1377 and 1388:
7.4 - MF67073, MF67039, MF66935, SI71938, SI71937, SI71982, SI72073
7.3 - MF67069, MF66942, MF67120, SI71948, SI71942, SI72060
7.2 - MF67072, MF66946, MF67121, SI71953, SI71952, SI72104
Note: The ACS emulator only supports characters in the basic multilingual plane and does not support surrogate pairs.
         
 

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