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This is an IBM Automation portal for Digital Business Automation products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.


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

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

  • Content and Capture Services - including 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) - including ADS, Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


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Allow Knowledge Base V2 to be started with no initial Excel upload

In current state the user has to download sample kb from documentation, cleanse it, then reupload it to get a fresh start. This should be automatic
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Create a Value Type variable using file assignment as in Automation Anywhere

When we have multiple bots with parameters and configurations, it is very useful to have config files that contain variables and parameters that we need to update during the development or after the deployment. This helps you to have a scalable co...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Provide Trigger Support (File/Folder/Email)

Many use cases implemented with IBM RPA with Automation Anywhere are using the trigger feature to issue the bot start. Triggers like a new file in a given directory, a new email arrived are often needed and used.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Planned for future release

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 Planned for future release

Enable generation of swagger for any given bot in IBM RPA Studio

To enable easy integration between BAW and IBM RPA, BAW calls bots via REST apis. To ease this process, BAW needs swagger definitions of the bot to call. This swagger definition should be generated in studio based on the bot's input and output par...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Use secure string variables in certain commands

Certain commands, like httpRequest or runWindowsScript that could require credentials for some actions, do not allow secure string variables in their declarations. A review of all commands that could benefit from secure strings is required. Try to...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 3 Future consideration

Automatically show the input and output parameters of sub files when using execute script

It would be great if we can automatically show input and output parameters when we use the execute script command. In current state we need to manually flip back and forth between scripts and look at the files that have inputs and outputs so we ca...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Remove 24h Restriction on Credential Vault

Remove or allow the Credential Vault Timeout to be set on the server instead of forcing a 24h Attended timeout
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

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 1 Planned for future release

Import WAL scripts into RPA Studio

At the moment, RPA Studio does not allow users to import scripts that are not stored in a file not formatted as a wal file. As for now, I can paste code that I have in an external file into a new one that I create in RPA Studio. Once the code is i...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 3 Future consideration