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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 (

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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,

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  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 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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Pinned ideas

PINNED Filter UI enables having OR between filters (not just AND)
Users want to filter cases for client1 OR client2. They can't without creating a custom filter with javascript -- which they don't like at all
PINNED SQL statements in Dashboard Widgets
I think using SQL statements in widgets would be great to leverage the entire potential of the data uploaded to IBM Process Mining. Lots of important and helpful information cannot be displayed today as it's only SQL-like. I don't think that using...

All ideas

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It is recommended to provide one-button degradation function

After upgrading CP4BA, if the environment cannot be used due to serious BUG, we hope to provide one-button degradation function. For example, after I upgraded 21.03.ifix16 to ifix17, there was a serious bug that caused the production environment t...
about 1 year ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 0 Is a defect

Restore scroll bar on linked processes frame

We have some process activities that have multiple linked processes. In a previous version of Blueworks, there was a scroll bar that we were using to browse the linked processes. However, this scroll bar is no longer available in the recent versio...
over 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Is a defect

WebClient - Open links on new tabs

In this new interface of the WebClient I can't open links on new tabs using the scroll button (or right clicking). Being able to open links on new tabs improves the user experience a lot since all the filters and ordering applied won't be lost if ...
over 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Is a defect

ODM BC UI Import project/Ant tool/APIs should support importing individual projects

In ODM, from BC UI, we can import individual projects. But ODM 8.11 doesn't support importing individual projects. We get "Only Decision Services can be uploaded in Decision Center" error. Kindly add support to import individual projects.
about 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Is a defect

BC Rule Editing: category change should be effective immediately

While writing rule, when rule writer changes the category property in the property window and goes back to the rule editor, BOMs should be filtered according to the new category list and rule also should be compiled and errors should be highlighte...
about 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Is a defect

DE: When generic Number class is used as the type, DE always converts all the numbers to Double which is unexpected

When we use Number as the type, In CRE it converts values into Integer or Double based on the value format. If value contains decimal then it gets converted to double, otherwise converted to Integer. But in DE, it always converts the value to Doub...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Is a defect

Combo-box options could be ordered in the Control Center

In the WebClient, options from combo-box seem to be randomly ordered and it would be much better if they were ordered. This happens for script versions, for example.
over 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Is a defect

Label swimlanes on right margin when exporting to .pdf

PDF files lack swimlane labels on the right margin.
almost 7 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Is a defect

BAW task Subject is coming in Chinese language instead of "Step: Data Entry" and causes issue as used in getting the TASKID

In BAW the task Subject is coming in Chinese language instead of "Step: Data Entry" value and this causes issue as it is used in getting the TASKID. Please check if this can be resolved at IBM BPM product level as this will impact applications tha...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Is a defect

Bot should do mathematical calculation or not in the Variable Operation component.

When we are using variable operation to assign one variable to other variable when the value of the first variable is a contract number having sign '-' then the Bot is deducting the value. For example, the value is 103-746. The value of the new va...
almost 5 years ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Is a defect