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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 6, 2021

Ability to limit the scope of the ODM Decision Centre Archival to Recycle Bin baseline only

While there appears to be no way to permanently delete the rule artefacts once they have been deleted and reside in the recycle bin, a subject of an existing RFE, a potential work around to manage the scope of the archive ant script to the recycle bin allowing flexibility for the IT to limit the scope of the archival to the recycle bin from broader baselines and rule artefact history.

Idea Priority Urgent
Why is it useful?

The idea allows for mitigating the following LIMITATIONS of the product presented to the business users

  • Inability of business users to permanently delete artefacts from the recycle bin

  • An alternative to limit the scope of the archival process to just the recycle bin.

Currently you have a business user that is

  • Struggling with 4000 business rules that they have deleted sitting in the recycle bin that needs to permanently be deleted but it is hindering access to the business rules that they genuinely need to restore some profiles from the recycle bin.

  • Has to engage IT to perform a full blow IT driven archival which is based on a clip date (archival date" forces archival of baselines etc which is not a requirements from the business.

Who would benefit from this IDEA? All business users that need an assurance that the recycle bin can be managed. IBM currently does not have a solution for managing recycle bin cleanup. The additional benefit of keeping this solution within the archhival process would mean that there are no changes to decision centre Enterprise console (teamserver) code which I understand is not an active stream of work.