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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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Support for CAC (Common Access Card)/smart card authentication in RPA bots.

Looks like currently this is not supported. In most secure Govt/DoD (Dept of Defense - US) platforms, CAC authentication is required. For scenarios where we have to browse and extract content from CAC-authentication enabled websites, this feature ...
7 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Execute different parts of the script, skipping some steps of the process

The idea would be to be able to execute different parts of the script, skipping some steps of the process without these steps being processed, that is, we can execute the beginning of the script and jump to the end of it without having to process ...
8 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Support for writing expressions in "variable fields"

You always have to add extra activities that assigns new values to a variables when working with strings and numeric operations. It would be alot faster save som space if you could write expressions directly in the property fields of activities wh...
8 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration

Add image for captured control

Would be nice to have a highlighted image of every captured control. This would facilitate identifying where in the page is the element captured.
8 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Ability to open process execution on a new window

When checking a process execution in Web Client would be very helpful being able to select a process execution and open it details on a new window. This will help when searching among lots of executions.
8 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Under review

An option to upload script files to control center

We cannot upload any files to control IBM control center directly. We can only publish bot script files(wal) from Studio. Allow to publish or import other script files (like .bat or .vbs or .js) to IBM control room so that we can directly do modif...
8 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration

Bring back the right-click option to the Click Windows Command

This feature has been removed in the latest IBM RPA offering of 21.0.2 without a suitable replacement.
8 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

Excel Integration - Search by named range / name manager

After some research with the Excel integration verbs, I realized that excelGet and excelGetTable works only with cell ranges or line/column references. There is an available resource inside Excel that allow us to find cell ranges based on a named ...
9 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration

Add links to IBM RPA courses and the official documentation in IBM RPA Studio's Start Page

Add widgets with links to IBM RPA associate courses and IBM RPA's official documentation in IBM RPA Studio's Start Page to increase user visibility to courses and the documentation. The attached image shows the Start Page. Adding visibility to edu...
9 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

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