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Status Functionality already exists
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 28, 2022

Request switch option to only show FILE item for "Add" button in "BPM Document List".

"Add" button is available in "BPM Document List" if "Allow create" is enabled.

BPM Document List - IBM Documentation
Allow updates - Allow files in the list to be updated.

When "Add" button is clicked, two items below can be selected. In customer's usage, only FILE item is used and URL is never used. So, customers request to only show FILE item for "Add" button because it may avoid possible mistake by simple selection.
- FILE ("BPM File Uploader" is used)
- URL (Specify URL for the document)

Idea priority Low
  • Admin
    Francesca Pagano
    Mar 14, 2023

    The idea is tagged with the needs more information status. We will close the issue until we better understand the request to assess, thank you.

  • Admin
    Dave Perman
    Jan 3, 2023

    Hello. Have you tried using the Document Explorer view instead? Its Add button only shows Add Folder and Add Document and does not provide the URL option.