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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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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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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  1. Post an idea.

  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 Automation - including Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

  • Business Automation Workflow (BAW) - including BAW, Business Process Manager, Workstream Services, Business Performance Center, Advanced Case Management

  • Content and Capture Services - including Filenet, Automation Document Processing, Daeja, Navigator, Content Collector, Enterprise Records, Business Automation Content Analyzer, Datacap, Automation Mobile Capture, Content Manager OnDemand, IBM Content Manager

  • Automation Decision Services (ADS) - including ADS, Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


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Robotic Process Automation

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When a bot runtime fails, add a shortcut in the web client to send the error and the error line number to the clipboard

In the web client, looking at a job log, we can click on details to see all the logs. Often enough, we only care about the error message that made the bot crash. Having a button that puts the error line number and the error message on the clipboar...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Future consideration

Sometimes when you copy-paste rows from other scripts, variable declarations are not put into top and are not recognized as already created ones

Sometimes when you copy-paste rows from other scripts, variable declarations are not put into top and are not recognized as already created ones
about 2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

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...
7 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Recorder with the PROTHEUS - TOTVS system

The TOTVS Protheus system is widely used by companies, but the IBM Automation Recorder does not work for it, the components are not found. This makes it unfeasible to automate it with the IBM Automation tool. I request the implementation in the IB...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 5 Under review

Collection to Json Command

Have a command that turns a collection on IBM RPA into a Json object and vice-versa.
12 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Automatically show the input and output parameters of sub files when using execute script

It would be great if we can automatically show input and output parameters when we use the execute script command. In current state we need to manually flip back and forth between scripts and look at the files that have inputs and outputs so we ca...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Provide Trigger Support (File/Folder/Email)

Many use cases implemented with IBM RPA with Automation Anywhere are using the trigger feature to issue the bot start. Triggers like a new file in a given directory, a new email arrived are often needed and used.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Timeout for the navigate command

For now, the navigate command will load a page until the command reaches the "Page Load Timeout" on the Start browser, after reaching the timeout, you'll get an error "Timed Out receiving Message from Rendereder". There are some ECAC websites whe...
about 1 month ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Log the query that was performed by the bot in any SQL command error

We build queries in ibm rpa by concatenating ibm rpa variables with pre-build int queries. Sometimes those variables may have incorrect values, and the query will fail. The problem is, IBM RPA will not log query in most cases, and when it does, it...
9 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Future consideration

Support for AS400 terminal (TN5250)

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