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  • Cloud Pak for Automation - incl Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

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  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Global session timeout across all CP4BA components

Session timeout has to be configured in each CP4BA components but this must be done individually with the risk of having inconsistent session durations. It should be possible to configure a global session duration at the operator level to ensure t...
17 days ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 0 Submitted

The rule extend modal should support more type

One customer needs to add more info for the rules,and use customized rule property.One requirement is need to support long text like area support ,but default is only text type.Another I know it support hierarchy type,but it not support mutiple se...
19 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Submitted

Add a guardrail feature in CP4BA to avoid Elastic Mapping Explosion or alert them upon reaching a certain threshold

Elastic Search has a known issue called "Mapping Explosion" (More about it here: https://www.elastic.co/blog/3-ways-to-prevent-mapping-explosion-in-elasticsearch), the issue is CP4BA by default is configured to use 1000 fields in Elastic and when ...
20 days ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 0 Submitted

Allow to get Data Row as collection

We need a simple solution to "export" a row as a collection that can later be used elsewhere. It is not possible to do this currently without knowing every column's name beforehand. It would be great if the output was of Data Row type that could h...
20 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Add a property or switch to enable generating Kafka event for failed executions.

Customers in financial industry need ODM to generate Kafka events for failed executions same way as successful executions for auditiability, explainability, and compliance requirements. The current workaround is for the client app to monitor the H...
20 days ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 0 Submitted

Add Oauth2 Support to Email Server Connections

Microsoft has announced that starting October 1, 2022, basic authentication will be turned off for specific protocols in Exchange Online (link). Since this change will break many email integrations, IBM RPA needs to release Oauth2.0 support for th...
20 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

Command Connection with Terminals with instance output referring to the created connection

It would be interesting that the commands that create a connection with the terminals not only have the Boolean output 'Success' but also have an instance-type output that allows sharing the connection created with other scripts, such as a paramet...
20 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Add a Pan view window to the process diagram display

Add an option to have a Pan & Zoom window that appears within the Process Diagram view so the user can see the entire Process Diagram in a thumbnail. The functionality should be similar to what is in Visio for the Pan & Zoom window.
20 days ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Improve the hover box with reference link on Glossary items

The black hover box in the Details pane is difficult to navigate. The user must hover and enter the box just exactly in order to get to the reference link contained in the hover box. Improve the hover box so that so that navigation into the hover ...
20 days ago in Blueworks Live 2 Needs more information

Allow Viewers to Comment on Discovery Maps and Process Diagrams

Why is it Useful: This allows the Viewer community which only have Viewer Licenses to collaborate on Discovery Maps and Process Diagrams. This is an essential part of the mainstream process mapping, getting customer input and consensus. Who would ...
24 days ago in Blueworks Live 1 Not under consideration