IBM i Access Client Solutions has been available since 2013. IBM is continuing to update and enhance this product on an ongoing basis. The latest version is 18.104.22.168, released in December of 2019. Help → Check for updates will tell you if there is a more recent update available.(more…)
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how you can Manage PTFs with Navigator; that blog reviewed the PTF management capabilities that you can now use to manage your PTFs via the Web browser. I also mentioned that you can acquire your PTFs from Fix Central. However, there’s one additional thing to consider – how do you easily know if there are PTF updates applicable to your system that you should download?(more…)
This article is mostly obsolete, but there is a link to a document that is useful; I’ll get around to fixing this post at some point.
Most of you have probably read about the IBM i Access Client Solutions product that was announced in July of 2012; several articles have been written on the topic. The IBM i Access website section on Client Solutions has a summary of the functionality, and it’s on this page that you will find the URL to download the latest updates.(more…)
Client special registers are a database-specific resource that can be optionally used by application providers to imprint identity or any other useful character-based detail for an application environment. Using client special registers doesn’t affect or impact the execution of SQL statements. Db2 for IBM i users can see the client special register values when using Db2 for i tools. When an application or client places meaningful values in the registers, database analysts and database administrators will have a better awareness of the application context.(more…)