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Defaulting and Filtering for ICN Simple Search

Defaulting Search on Document Class instead of Object Store Right now, when using the ICN Simple Search Feature, you are allowed to select from a list of Object Stores that you want to perform your search in. We are wondering if it can allow us to...
about 2 months ago in Content and Capture Services 0 Submitted

Add support for .heic formatted files to the Navigator viewer

We have users who are storing photos from their IOS devices in their native format which is: image/heic, image/heif Can the virtual viewer support that format? They do open in Windows Photo Viewer.
17 days ago in Content and Capture Services 0 Submitted

Deployment of Common Services in the same namespace as CP4BA

With a dedicated installation of Common Service (i.e. one CS deployment per CP4BA deployment) we have to deploy CS in a dedicated namespace and with dedicated cp-console route. In order to reduce the amount of configuration at the OCP and reverse ...
17 days ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 0 Submitted

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

Execute different parts of the script, skipping some steps of the process

The idea would be to be able to execute different parts of the script, skipping some steps of the process without these steps being processed, that is, we can execute the beginning of the script and jump to the end of it without having to process ...
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

be able to switch to LDAP group if same-named BPM group already exists (without the chaos that deleting the BPM group causes)

The current requirement to delete the BPM security group before the same-named LDAP group can be recognized is too destructive: • The deleted security group also might have been a nested group for some other BPM security group. There is not a UI t...
over 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Improve Team filters: dynamici recalc and manage members

Team filters currently calculate a set of members once, then store it in an ad-hoc group which is static and inaccessible to the developer. Team filters should allow (optional) dynamic re-calculation of their members, so that changes in the user p...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Bot attach in Chrome open by user

During the execution of the bot, the bot uses a Google Chrome session opened by the user. With that, the bot does not need to open an instance and be login, among other uses. For example, in the Process, it would be possible to reuse the chrome op...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

When a scheduled bot fails to run, have it create a failed job

It is not uncommon for scheduled bots to just not run. At times when it fails to run, no job will be created, and there is no indication that the scheduled job has failed since it just never ran. It could potentially be days before anyone realizes...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Capture Re-Assignment Events

The system needs to capture and emit events on task reassignment. This needs to capture both who did the re-assignment and to whom they reassigned the task to.
about 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration