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Please use the following category to raise ideas for these offerings for all environments (traditional on premises, containers, on cloud):
  • Cloud Pak for Business Automation - including Business Automation Studio and App Designer, Business Automation Insights

  • Business Automation Workflow (BAW) - including BAW, Business Process Manager, Workstream Services, Business Performance Center, Advanced Case Management

  • Content Services - FileNet Content Manager

  • Content Services - Content Manager OnDemand

  • Content Services - Daeja Virtual Viewer

  • Content Services - Navigator

  • Content Services - Content Collector for Email, Sharepoint, Files

  • Content Services - Content Collector for SAP

  • Content Services - Enterprise Records

  • Content Services - Content Manager (CM8)

  • Datacap

  • Automation Document Processing

  • Automation Decision Services (ADS)

  • Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • Blueworks Live

  • Business Automation Manager Open Edition

  • IBM Process Mining

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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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Add String Manipulation Methods to Business Action Language

Currently there are no basic string manipulation methods in the Business Action Language in IBM Automation Decision Services (ADS). This leads to the need to implement basic string manipulation methods like toUppercase and toLowercase in external ...
17 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Under review

in Rule Designer, create a new operation decision run/debug configuration with HTDS json file as input

In order to test easily rules, it would be possible to reuse the idea of operation decision run/configuration with HTDS json files as inputs. That would help a lot developers/users to quickly test their rules with the same type of input that the o...
22 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Alternative for implementing IlrTraceTester

When using DVS for testing, we implemented IlrTraceTester interface to customize the test result validation, so we can generated a custom report where some attributes are shown just for information, not validation. Some of this attributes are only...
about 1 month ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Provide a Machine Learning Provider configuration option for CP4D - Watson ML

CP4BA - ADS v22.0.2 provides the ability to integrate with a Watson ML configured / running on IBM Cloud. The authentication method for this integration relies on the API Key to retrieve a token to be able to consume a deployed service as document...
2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Add a DC REST API endpoint to generate Rule documentation

In order to generate on a regular base a rule project HTML documentation with a CI tool like jenkins, provide an DC REST API to generate HTML report.Based on this existing GUI feature :
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Need an option to define virtual categories

We have a use case to split a ruleset into multiple rulesets to reduce the complexity and also to execute the multiple rulesets in parallel and asyc based on the requirement for the same category. We will execute the rulesets for the same checkpoi...
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Not under consideration

New roles for Decision Center which has Read-Only Access

The customer has requested a new role to be created which has Read-Only access to the Decision Center. It would be like resMonitor role for RES console.The basic user role rtsAdmin has basic priviliges in DC which enable it to edit the rules and p...
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

User-control allowing the blocking of deletion of reports

For audit purposes, we need some kind of user-control, such as a new parameter, allowing the blocking of the deletion of reports We are required to maintain a read-only, non-delete copy of the deployment reports for 13 months for regulatory purposes.
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Functionality already exists

In ODM 811 Application, we want logs and event when build cache is invalidated

Please publish an event and also log a message whenever the DC cache is invalided for build due to any event (ex. bom change) / reason. Also include the specific action/change that caused the cache invalidation in the log/event msg.
7 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

automate Ifix to registry

The current process is to login to fix central , download, unzip, load docker images, and push to my registry. It would be great if the ifix was directly accessible in the registry or any process to automate it.
8 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration