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Digital Business Automation Ideas

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 (

Shape the future of IBM!

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:

Search existing ideas

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,

Post your ideas
  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 Business Automation - including Business Automation Studio and App Designer, Business Automation Insights

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

  • Content Services - FileNet Content Manager

  • Content Services - Content Manager OnDemand

  • Content Services - Daeja Virtual Viewer

  • Content Services - Navigator

  • Content Services - Content Collector for Email, Sharepoint, Files

  • Content Services - Content Collector for SAP

  • Content Services - Enterprise Records

  • Content Services - Content Manager (CM8)

  • Datacap

  • Automation Document Processing

  • Automation Decision Services (ADS)

  • Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • Blueworks Live

  • Business Automation Manager Open Edition

  • IBM Process Mining

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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


Pinned ideas

PINNED SQL statements in Dashboard Widgets
I think using SQL statements in widgets would be great to leverage the entire potential of the data uploaded to IBM Process Mining. Lots of important and helpful information cannot be displayed today as it's only SQL-like. I don't think that using...
PINNED Filter UI enables having OR between filters (not just AND)
Users want to filter cases for client1 OR client2. They can't without creating a custom filter with javascript -- which they don't like at all

All ideas

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Support generic (custom) LDAP providers as target for the SID Migration Update tool

Cloud Pak for Business Automation extends support for generic LDAP providers in version 22.0.2, beyond IBM SDS and Microsoft AD, to include support for "Custom" LDAP providers, in line with the support statement of the Foundational Services. This ...
over 1 year ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Future consideration

Notification panel inside the control center

In the control center, there may be a place where IBM notifications are located and created by the tenant administrator. Examples of notifications generated by IBM: scheduled GMUD, discontinuation of commands, and license expiration, among others.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Support for OpenLDAP

My customer, a Dutch Government Data Center, uses OpenLDAP in production. Due to her selection of CP4BA and CP4D she is forced to- also support IBM Security Directory Server or Microsoft Active Directory.- or manually maintain user / groups for ap...
over 1 year ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 1 Planned for future release

recycle bin for IBM content navigator for microsoft office

recycle bin for IBM content navigator for microsoft office is not available. Documents can only be deleted.
over 1 year ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

Request to support multiple upload documents in BAW

Our business have a requirement on multiple upload documents in BAW like the screenshot show in attachment, they need to select multiple documents in one go to improve their operation performance. this will be great helpful for their daily work.
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 4 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...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration

Option to change date format to English(UK)

The language English(United States) show date as MM-DD-YYYY. Customer request is that he would like the option to have ENGLISH (UK) language so dates are DD-MM-YYYY.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 3 Future consideration

Support for Oracle Forms

There are still quite a few customers that still using / trying to transition from using Oracle Forms that run as applets inside web browser (IE and Edge in IE compatibility mode). Unfortunately IBM RPA is not able to identify the UI elements insi...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

MS SQL Server with jdbc > 10.2

It appears that MS SQL jdbc drivers > 10.2 have a change in behaviour related to ssl. The command BPMConfig -validate -db c:\IBM\bawinst\PC\ fails with the following error CWMCB0313E: An error occur...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Not under consideration

Excel command for deleting a row needed

Trying to loading an excel in a data table, deleting a row from the data table, and expecting the row to be deleted on excel. The delete rows command works in memory, literally deleting a row in the variable, not on the excel file. There is no exc...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration