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

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Add Merge & Split action on Document Widget from Case Client

From the document widget in the case client, the business user can't make a merge and split on a document because the action in the context menu is not implemented. This function is available in the "browse" section.
9 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Ability to change default sorting of documents attached to a case

When users rely on document attachments for work on cases, they may need to sort them on other fields than the document name.
about 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Future consideration

Process Inspector , support for "fire now" on timers from nested processes

Remove product limitation - that only event and timer for top-level processes are shown in Process Inspector, not for nested processes. "Fire now" should be possible on timers from nested processes.
about 2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

support for Long type (or equivalet)

BPM is a widely used product, which integrates with many different systems. Long type is also a widely used data type, which many systems use and send/receive.BPM must support such a common type, in order for the integration with all the other sys...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 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

The functionality of bookmarking dashboards is not useful if new snapshots are installed

When a Dashboard is marked as a favorite in the ProcessPortal for a user, if at any time a new snapshot is installed and the previous version is deactivated, the favorite disappears.
10 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Upgrades of running workflow for BPM process based activities

The current way of working of the legacy BPM is that it takes a snapshot at the moment you “save” the coach and the solution; this snapshot includes properties, choice list and other artefact of the solution. At the run time, there’s many checks/c...
11 months 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

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

Writing or generating PDF and Excel files

In many kinds of organizations, customers need to download some business data as a file (pdf, excel, and etc.). But our IBM BAW does not have any out-of-the-box feature to achieve this basic frequent requirement. IBM confirmed it in TS008160848. I...
7 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration