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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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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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Attachment Annotations

For a particular activity if there are attachments, user is unable to see it in process maps. An icon on the side of the process activity would help users see where attachments have been added.
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Timeout parameter needed to prevent hung threads caused from WSDL loading

It would be helpful if a timeout parameter is in place to prevent BPM from attempting to read a wsdl file
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Future consideration

Decision - Word export to provide single view of all Decision content

There are a number of options to export Decision Tables but none provide a single view of the whle decision- Print pdf only exports the activity box for the decision table- Export Decision - exports the data across 16 different Excel worksheets Wo...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 3 Future consideration

Kerberos support for XA Recovery transactions on BPM/WAS

Requesting Kerberos authentication support for transactions during XA recovery. Product version: IBM BPM 8.5.6.0/WAS 8.5.5.12 Kerberos functionality provided by IBM on WAS/BPM is not fully working and needs enhancement.
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Please add EPV and ENV binding options in CV

Please add (next to "Business Data", "Configuration Options" and "Localization Resources") ability to bind EPVs and ENVs in "Variables Declarations" in "Variables" in Coach View designer. You already have "Exposed Process Variables" and "Environme...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Enable JavaScript editor for JS web or server files

There should be an editor for uploaded JavaScript files so when the JS file needs to change, we could open the wanted artifact and just change the code. It could be a new type of artifact, or you can leave JS file as Web or Server File as it is no...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Expose getCurrentProcess to the JS API, along with other related methods

Within the JS Execution Context, there are methods available to get the currently running Process, and Process Item. If these were exposed to the JS API, we would not have to resort to using unsupported/unexposed product features. Currently, this ...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Process Inspector: introduce sorting by execution time

This is related to case TS001709807. AVP customer VKB needs to change the sorting in Process Inspector. It is sorted by task ID, but they would need to sort by execution time, so that they can see the tasks in a chronological order.
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Improve Error Messages for Overlaps

For overlaps in decision tables, currently the error message only states "Line X overlaps with line(s) Y". This is a problem if the problematic cell contains a huge set of numbers. In the attached screenshot, the number 2329 appears in two differe...
over 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Check for an umlaut in definition fields for tracking groups

When you are adding an umlaut in definition fields for tracking groups the process designer will accept it. But when you are updating the tracking definitions, it will cause an SQL error because of illegal characters. So please implement a field v...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration