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Status Future consideration
Workspace Blueworks Live
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 3, 2018

Don't allow Process Diagrams to have the same name within the same space

I am requesting that Blueworks Live make a change so that it does not allow users to create spaces with the same name. When a user tries to create a space with a name that already exists a message should pop up saying that a space with that name already exists. It would also be acceptable to then present the option to continue if the user selects yes. Example: "A space with that name already exists. Are you sure you want to name this space with the same name? Yes/No".

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 127895
RFE URL
RFE Product Blueworks Live
  • Guest
    Dec 24, 2019

    Thanks for your request! Some users are fine with duplicate names (for a variety of reasons), so we wouldn't want to enforce uniqueness of names (each artifact as a unique id). However, we do think it would be very helpful for the user to be warned when creating a new artifact that another one with the same name already exists in target space - and then they could decide to change the name or not, depending on their needs. We will add that to our list of potential enhancements & update this RFE when it gets planned.
    Blueworks Live provides a Space for training where users can follow the tool tutorials and experiment with process and decision modeling. When the Training feature is enabled (as it is by default), a child Space will be automatically created for each editor user when they are added to the IBM Blueworks Live account. You can customize the name of this training Space in the Administrative menus under Customizations>Training as well as enable/disable this feature. By default, the name of the Space is ‘Blueworks Live Training’

  • Guest
    Dec 19, 2018

    It also should not be possible to name Snapshots same.

  • Guest
    Dec 19, 2018

    It also should not be possible to name Snapshots same.