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When a scheduled bot fails to run, have it create a failed job

It is not uncommon for scheduled bots to just not run. At times when it fails to run, no job will be created, and there is no indication that the scheduled job has failed since it just never ran. It could potentially be days before anyone realizes...
2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Fixed Content Device Staging using Database Storage Location

With the move to containerization we are finding that support of and implementation of NFS or other mounted file systems like Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Storage Attached Network (SAN) are no longer acceptable. We have requirements however f...
9 days ago in Content and Capture Services 0 Submitted

API: Determining what changes have been done to a rule from previous version.

Finding a way to determine what changes have been done to a rule from last version. We can see this manually in Timeline -> Compare tool in BC, but, I am looking for a programmatical way to find changes in rules from last version/deployment. We...
10 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

It would be important to have an option in ODM Business Console, possibly at the Decision Service level, to prevent saving a Decision Table with errors.

If there are multiple users for 1 rule project and has different tables, it is hard to track which user made a change that contains an error. This happens when someone is doing a deployment and it is failing because of some changes that were saved...
10 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Better support for Data Row variables

The Data Row variable type already exists, but there is no command to get a complete row from a table, for example. This would be useful when passing parameters from one script to another, like in a transactional process where the Data Row is the ...
10 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Coach - Drag and drop document in a task

When a user is in a coach to process a task, he can add a document using a popup window to browse his computer's content. In addition, the user wants to be able to add a document by doing a drag & drop in the document widget
about 1 month ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Planned for future release

Ablity to Store Bots in folders in Control Center

Currently, all bots that get published are stored in a root folder. In a large organization, this can be come hard to manage. If the product would allow folders to be used that would be extremely helpful.
9 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Please include folder manipulation in the FTP commands

It is currently not possible to create or delete folders with the IBM RPA FTP commands and this is something very basic that other tools like Automation Anywhere v11 have. When we are working with a file server, the need to manipulate folders is e...
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Please add flow charting symbols

We need to create System and/or Data flow diagrams. Symbols to create such flow diagrams are not available currently in the tool. Please can you add standard data flow charting symbols (input, processing, output, applications, databases, interface...
about 2 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

enhance the ODM DC merge

As mentioned in the doc: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/odm/8.11.0?topic=branches-merging ODM DC always has this limitation that certain changes cannot be merged and must be published separately from RD, as they are not versioned. But from user's poi...
about 1 month ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Future consideration