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  • Cloud Pak for Automation - incl Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

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  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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RPA integration with Github and Devops

allow RPA bots development to interact with Github
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Execute different parts of the script, skipping some steps of the process

The idea would be to be able to execute different parts of the script, skipping some steps of the process without these steps being processed, that is, we can execute the beginning of the script and jump to the end of it without having to process ...
4 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Shortcut to delete all unused objects

To start new projects, we often start by copying another script, leaving many variables, routines or assets without any reference in the development, also because sometimes we forget to delete it, anyway. Given this, it would be very productive...
10 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

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 1 Future consideration

Compatibility mode on MS Edge for IE11 for IBM RPA

Microsoft announced Microsoft IE 11 EOS in June 15th, 2022. However, they provide Edge IE compatibility mode as alternative solution for IE11 customers. Some of the Brazilian .gov websites only support its access through IE11, and due to that, it ...
22 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Support for sites that block automation

The only supported way to automate a web application is to use the IBM RPA Selenium web driver, with this, some sites are blocking access. A form of web automation without the use of the Chrome Driver would be extremely useful, so websites would ...
about 1 month ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

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...
about 1 month ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Submitted

Add image for captured control

Would be nice to have a highlighted image of every captured control. This would facilitate identifying where in the page is the element captured.
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

RPA Support for Edge

We need to support Edge for IBM RPA
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Planned for future release

Support for AS400 terminal (TN5250)

Currently there is no terminal support for AS400 yet
7 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration