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  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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A way to publish standard rule project using ANT and REST API

Currently it is possible to publish a single project only from Rule Designer. Most customers automate their publish and this should be possible using REST API and ANT.
about 17 hours ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Include the time in the last change field in the component list view of the rule project

Product: IBM Operational Decision Manager It is required to display the date and time of the changes that have been made in the objects of the rule projects, for example rule flows, rules, etc. Currently in Decision Center 8.11 - Business Console ...
13 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Needs more information

Add values() enum methods for Excel dynamic domains

Excel dynamic domains mimics Java Enum only in BOM area for virtual classes. It can be synchronized with excel. It is sometimes needed to get the list of values from this domain to iterate on all the possibles domains.It would be nice to have the ...
13 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

In ODM 811 Application, we want logs and event when build cache is invalidated

Please publish an event and also log a message whenever the DC cache is invalided for build due to any event (ex. bom change) / reason. Also include the specific action/change that caused the cache invalidation in the log/event msg.
20 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Needs more information

automate Ifix to registry

The current process is to login to fix central , download, unzip, load docker images, and push to my registry. It would be great if the ifix was directly accessible in the registry or any process to automate it.
about 1 month ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Ability to remove from the Recycle Bin on BC

This would allow customer to remove inappropriate versions of rules, for instance if a rule contain some Sensitive Information that should not be there for security reasons (such as Personal Information) and may even be required to satisfy some re...
about 1 month ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Add ODM configuration to limit REST API responses from returning error details

During penetration testing, one of the scenarios that the tester performed on our deployed REST APIs was to provide erroneous requests on purpose. This caused ODM to return an error response with full details of the error. This was noted by the pe...
about 2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

add pom version in ruleapp properties when using rule compiler

when compiling with the rule compiler, the artefact version number is taken from the pom. When the compiled ruleapp is deployed in the RES, this artefact version information is lost as a different path version management is used in the RES : /rule...
2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Decision Table Precondition – Unused Variable Warning Flag Enhancement

If you have unused variables in an action rule it causes a warning and underlines the variable informing the developer of the issue. With a Decision Table if you have unused variables that are created in the preconditions tab they do not cause war...
2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Showing String-type value in Report

For ODM, it is only possible to show KPIs in Report. However, the data type of KPIs are limited. Is it possible to have a function to show other types of data in report? Such as String or Hashmap?
2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review