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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


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

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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Add support for missing Java controls

Some Java applications are not fully supported by the IBM RPA STUDIO recorder today. Elements that we don't have a code-level procedure for preventing the rest of the recorder's interaction with other parts of the application. An example of this...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Interaction with iframes in different contexts

All web commands do not support the interaction in iframes with different contexts. For example: A website with a page that contains five iframe contexts, with all of them being identical. Field1 Field2 Field3 Field4 Field5 If I try to interact wi...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Allow using external data sources in the ibm rpa dashboard

Today, in order to create a dashboard that presents relevant information, we need to create a process in the orchestrator and add the values to be used in the dashboard as variables, however, in cases where the orchestrator is not used (e.g. sched...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Read Excel dates as DateTime

Currently, when the robot reads a date that is in an Excel file it is interpreted as the raw number that Excel uses for dates (based on 1899 or something along those lines). This forces us to use a few commands just to convert it to DateTime and o...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Under review

Disable error handling

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

Be able to descrypt a file via RPA in 1 script and decrpyt it in another script.

Decrypt a file via RPA does not work unless you encrypt the file within the same script , which is pointless.The problem is that you can't store the Cipher in a file with RPA and because you can't generate the same EAS Encryption Cipher more than ...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 3 Functionality already exists

If would be great if IBM RPA could provide feature to generate PGP private/public keys and use them to decrypt or encrypt files. Given that this can't be done using the AES Encryption Cipher.

TO be able to ecrypt and decrypt a file using private and publich keys is essential in processing. Since RPA purposrts to offer encryption and decryption functionality PGP capabilites should be part of this
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Functionality already exists

Audit trail of all activities on IBM RPA

Due to statutory requirement, we are required to keep the audit trail of all activities performed by any administrators / users in the tool, including Date/Time, Host IP, User ID, Property / Item on which action performed, Action performed, Value ...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Functionality already exists

Execution via runtime with total admin privileges (runtime)

Essa ideia surgiu a cerca de 1 ano, mediante a necessidade de que nos deparamos com nossos clientes em que um programa, usando por um robô, é executado em seu processo somente com os privilégios total ativado(Modo Administrador). Em testes com a e...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

Add trace/debugging mode for IBM RPA clients (Agent)

Improve the serviceability in the debugging of the IBM RPA client logs. Users currently, to enable logs in the information level, have to manually navigate to the installation folder, change the log files manually and restart the IBM RPA agent ser...
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration