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parallel development in BAW

Having a source control inside BPM to help developers in releases
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 4 Planned for future release

EJB Sessions should be renewable especially when running exposed Human Services.

We would like to be able to renew an EJB Session for a user. Increasing the timeout as described here ‘https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1JR50708' is not possible, as with many users this would increase the heap size unjustified.
almost 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Enable JavaScript editor for JS web or server files

There should be an editor for uploaded JavaScript files so when the JS file needs to change, we could open the wanted artifact and just change the code. It could be a new type of artifact, or you can leave JS file as Web or Server File as it is no...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Please add EPV and ENV binding options in CV

Please add (next to "Business Data", "Configuration Options" and "Localization Resources") ability to bind EPVs and ENVs in "Variables Declarations" in "Variables" in Coach View designer. You already have "Exposed Process Variables" and "Environme...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Snapshot History view in Web Process Designer

In the Desktop Process Designer I have the History view at the bottom left. In the Web Process Designer this view is not available.
almost 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Code management in Process Center

Code management in Process Center is very limited; standard code repositories enable you to do branching and merging. Tracks offer a very limited branch capability, but there is no way to merge tracks other than manually moving items (which is a v...
almost 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Nested Service flow caching

It would be nice if "Service flow" caching would work even on child/nested service flows. Now caching only works on the top-level Service Flow. If you enable caching on a child flow, the option will be ignored, and the service will be executed eve...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Same visibility options for CV in CV like in Coach

When configuring Coach View visibility in Coach, there are 3 sources: Value, Rule and Script. There should be the same sources when configuring Coach View inside another Coach View.
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

To have Revision history and the snapshot history in the Web PD

In the Web PD, it is not possible to see the Revision History and the list of snapshots that are already snapped in a particular process app/toolkit. For the artifacts that can only be developed and viewed in Web PD, like CSHS, Service Flow, Proce...
about 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 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