Skip to Main Content
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

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

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.

Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 6, 2019

Truly readonly Views

When a View in BAW has READONLY visibility it has a disabled HTML attribute set. This attribute causes that the content of View cannot be selected and copied in FireFox which is a supported browser.

This RFE aims to either change the disabled HTML attribute to readonly attribute or introduce new way how to make Views truly readonly.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 132674
RFE Product IBM Business Process Manager
  • Admin
    Francesca Pagano
    Jul 14, 2023

    Thank you for your idea submission. With modern browsers there are many ways to easily get text off of a page so disabling the copy action would not necessarily prevent it. We are closing this idea for now.

  • Guest
    Jun 18, 2019

    Your comment is not quite right in terms of specifications.

    Only firefox implements disabled attribute as defined in specification ( "A form control that is disabled must prevent any click events that are queued on the user interaction task source from being dispatched on the element." This is nicely translated to human language here ( "A disabled input element is unusable and un-clickable."

    When visibility is READONLY the readonly attribute should be used on inputs as it is design to provide such behavior ( "The readonly attribute is a boolean attribute that controls whether or not the user can edit the form control. When specified, the element is not mutable."

    Solution is to change the attribute which is set when Views are READONLY and introduce new DISABLED visibility type for disabled inputs to fix the behavior in BAW.

    It is also not an option to duplicate each field with Output Text in scenario where user click Validate button and then all fields are readonly on the fly. This would cause performance hit in terms of speed and page load size as the DOM would be larger.

  • Guest
    May 7, 2019

    "Output text" behaves differently. You can copy text from that CV when it's read-only.

    The "Text" CV seems to have problem because it uses input. Firefox behaves very strangely. When you right-click on disabled input you get copy command (not disabled), however it seems to have no effect when you choose it. Since copy command is displayed in Firefox (even if it doesn't work), and disabled input works in Google Chrome, Opera, IE and Edge, this should be reported to Mozilla.