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Provide notification before LTPA token expires

Our Process Servers have been upgraded to BAW 20002. At this release, when the LTPA token expires, users are logged out without notice. In some cases end users have lost information entered into data fields.
about 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Don’t remove feature RetePlus ordering modes

As the doc days (https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/odm/8.11.0?topic=keywords-priority), RetePlus ordering modes are deprecated since OCM 8.6. Have not been removed yet in version 8.11.0 The wish is DON'T REMOVE this feature. It’s inherited from CRE, but...
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 5 Functionality already exists

IBM RPA does not support HTML elements inside a 'shadow-dom'

Today the IBM RPA does not support HTML elements inside a 'shadow-dom' making click, focus, and other commands impossible to work in context within the browser. This feature is important because without the necessary support it is not possible to...
about 1 month ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

Solution packaging and deployement using both BA Studio and ACCE configuration

The goal is to automate as much as possible the CP4A/BA Studio solution deployment. For the moment, when you design a solution within BA Studio, for the document management part, you can only configure the document types, associated properties and...
over 1 year ago in Content and Capture Services 0 Future consideration

Ability to launch Bots ad-hoc via Control Center

The ability to click a button to immediately schedule a bot for launch from the Control Center. This is like for like capability that AA has
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Please include folder manipulation in the FTP commands

It is currently not possible to create or delete folders with the IBM RPA FTP commands and this is something very basic that other tools like Automation Anywhere v11 have. When we are working with a file server, the need to manipulate folders is e...
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Enable choosing production version on scheduler instead of always using the same version

When creating a new scheduler, we need to pick a version of the script. When this script is updated, there is no way to change the version of the script used by the scheduler. It would help a lot if we could pick a version or the production versio...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

When a bot runtime fails, add a shortcut in the web client to send the error and the error line number to the clipboard

In the web client, looking at a job log, we can click on details to see all the logs. Often enough, we only care about the error message that made the bot crash. Having a button that puts the error line number and the error message on the clipboar...
11 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Future consideration

Ability to add Watermark to process model used to indicate "Draft" or other Admin defined flag

We currently have models that are not complete but need to be Published so Viewers can review them. There is a danger of Viewers searching for models and assuming they're final or current state. Having the ability to turn on a Watermark to display...
3 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Virtual Viewer File Size limit

Add a parameter that allows an Administrator to set a limit on the file size that the virtual viewer will try to render and display. This should be per desktop if possible. This would prevent really large files from being rendered for display and ...
5 months ago in Content and Capture Services 1 Under review