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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

  • Business Automation Manager Open Edition


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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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Enable choosing production version on scheduler instead of always using the same version

When creating a new scheduler, we need to pick a version of the script. When this script is updated, there is no way to change the version of the script used by the scheduler. It would help a lot if we could pick a version or the production versio...
almost 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

IBM RPA recorder to map the column headers of a grid view

Currently, the IBM RPA recorder SAP driver cannot map the column headers of a grid view. We suggest implementing it. In addition, the implementation would benefit multiple customers who provide automation on the SAP.
2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0

Ability to launch Bots ad-hoc via Control Center

The ability to click a button to immediately schedule a bot for launch from the Control Center. This is like for like capability that AA has
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Update process with no outage

The opening of this AHA is due to the necessity to bring high availability to our internal process of updating and maintaining IBM RPA versions. Monthly the IBM RPA is updated to a new version. This update causes an outage during the maintenance ...
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

Support for shared files in Google Drive

Google Drive actual version is on V3 and IBM RPA uses V2. The new version (V3) supports a few new features, for example, reading/manipulating files that are shared with your Drive account, inside the "Shared With Me" folder. This would be useful f...
8 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

Create a new status to differentiate between a bot that starts and fail, and a bot that fails to start

When a bot fails, the Web Client shows the status as "failed", but thats the same message for then bot starts and fails after it. The reason this is needed is that it's two completly different types of investigations. When a bot fails to start, th...
8 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

Disable error handling

Add a command to disable error handling after activating it (eg: vb.net "End Try", vba "On Error GoTo 0")
9 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration

Parameter Limit Customization

Recently we got on the latest IBM RPA versions the limitation of characters when setting parameters values. This impacted existing bots and new projects implementation. As owner of an On Premise environment I would like to be able to customize thi...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 4 Under review

Allow one script to be downloaded by user in the Tenant

Currently, User can download all scripts in the Tenant, but not one individually. Is necessary to allow one selected script to be downloaded. For example, on the Scripts->Details screen, in the options list (3 dots), add "Download"
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

Increase/remove the character limit of process variables of type text

When we create a process in the orchestrator, we can create process variables that will be linked to variables of the same type when executing the script (bindProcessVariables command), but when doing this with variables of type text, they will ha...
about 2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Needs more information