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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 Automation - incl Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

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

  • Content and Capture Services - incl Filenet, Automation Document Processing, Daeja, Navigator, Content Collector, Enterprise Records, Business Automation Content Analyzer, Datacap, Automation Mobile Capture, Content Manager OnDemand, IBM Content Manager

  • Automation Decision Services (ADS) - incl ADS, Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Adding Portal allowing business user to run reports

The current situation when a business or technical user need to run a pdf or excel report he would need to email the bot with the requested report and the bot will email him back with the report attached, The idea is to give a web portal to the us...
2 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Interaction with iframes in different contexts

All web commands do not support the interaction in iframes with different contexts. For example: A website with a page that contains five iframe contexts, with all of them being identical. Field1 Field2 Field3 Field4 Field5 If I try to interact wi...
19 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

Add support for missing Java controls

Some Java applications are not fully supported by the IBM RPA STUDIO recorder today. Elements that we don't have a code-level procedure for preventing the rest of the recorder's interaction with other parts of the application. An example of this...
17 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

Filter and sort variables in Studio by input/output parameters

In IBM RPA Studio, there should be an option to filter/sort the Variables window in order to quickly and clearly identify a script's input and output parameters. Currently, the Variables window can only be sorted by variable Type. Adding the input...
3 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Submitted

Adding custom faceted filters in ICN Simple Search

The new ICN Simple Search only offers default faceted search filters (i.e. Class, Modified By, Modified On, Added By, Added On, File Type, and Size), but most users want to be able to filter on additional business properties. The simple search sho...
6 days ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 0 Submitted

Remove Timeout of connection to server using On-Premise Version

When using the On-Premise version of IBM RPA, we have a limitation where every 2 hours, the system disconnect from the server, and the process returns errors during the execution of any script. We do not have any pop-up to inform us that the Studi...
2 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Needs more information

Timebound the embedded rule execution and get partial/full results within the given time

When we invoke the rule execution API, we want to set the time limit for the execution. The API should return with partial results with whatever rules are executed if the rule execution is not fully completed within the time set.
2 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Submitted

Sequential Engine - Execute All The Rules Irrespective of Tuple Matching

Today, the CRE and DE sequential engines skip a rule task if any tuple variable(s) are missing during rule execution. This is not an expected behavior. There may be 100 rules in a ruletask and a tuple variable may be used in only one rule so why w...
2 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Submitted

FileNet Object Stores and definitions created by a CR Defintion

It would be really good have a FileNet Operator that created object stores and definitions based on a CRD in OpenShift with an appropriate operator. This would also help in the installation process making things far easier to debug.
about 2 months ago in Content and Capture Services 0 Under review

Allow business managers to view and manage all the tasks for a given BAW solution

In the BAW documentation it is mentioned in the "Configuring in-baskets for roles" section that "You can assign this in-basket to a manager or supervisor role in addition to a personal in-basket" but there is also a note that says that from V20.0....
5 days ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 0 Submitted