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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. 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 (

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Refactoring Assistant to advise where good spots are to slice COBOL applications.

A developer could be advised by the refactoring assistant what are good points to slice a COBOL program so that they safe a lot of time in analyzing the COBOL code. This will allow the developer to increase the number of modules/programs they can ...

Searchable tree prompt

It is a common pain point to navigate hierarchies in order to select elements for reporting. The tree prompt is the only prompt object that properly displays hierarchical information. However, it lacks a search feature leading to excessive time sp...
5 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 2 Submitted

Keep and maintain at least 2 or 3 Python and R runtime versions in each release of CP4D

Multiple companies and industries work with CP4D for data science models. These models use multiple versions of Python or R runtimes and different open-source libraries that are compatible with the runtime version used to build the model. Clients ...

Dashboard Drill Through Definition - use datasource data items, not just fields in visuals

When creating a dashboard drill through definition you can only easily use data items that on visualisation to pass through to report parameters. When you have lots of navigation paths it isn't easy to pass through all the appropriate data items t...
4 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Dashboard Drill Through Definition - remove ambiguous column names

When you create a drill through definition within a dashboard you map a column used in the dashboard to a parameter within the report. Within an enterprise data model you often have multiple instances of columns with the same names - for example a...
6 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Dashboard 0 Submitted

Make Picklists Case Sensitive

Currently picklists in Planning Analytics are only case sensitive when directly inserting values into cells. When copy pasting values the picklist becomes case insensitive. This led to errors in some of our tools which are based on our TM1 databas...
12 days ago in Planning Analytics 0 Submitted

Assistant does not respect Regional Settings for Date Picker

WatsonX Assistant does not respect the regional settings when a Date response / Date picker is set for an Action step. It displays mm/dd/yyyy as the pattern despite Locale being set to 'en-NZ'. This should be fixed as it causes frustration / confu...
1 day ago in watsonx Assistant 0 Submitted

Enhance monitoring within cloud pak for data on resources used by users

Today, a customer can monitor pods in cloud pak for data. But it is difficult to find what user is using a lot of resources. It requires investigation. The customer has created a script that lists watson Studio Jupyter, spark rstudio usage by pods...
2 days ago in Cloud Pak for Data / Cloud Pak for Data Platform 0 Submitted

When deleting an external connection to an NFS share, the pvc is not deleted in OpenShift

In cloud pak for data 4.8 a customer can create an external connection to an nfs share. When this connection is created a pvc is created. When this connection is deleted, the connection is deleted from CP4D, but not deleted in openShift. It is exp...
2 days ago in Cloud Pak for Data / Cloud Pak for Data Platform 0 Submitted

Get Informix SQLTRACE working to DRDA

Our Informix server is currently being used by clients using the Informix Protocol ("onsoctcp") and the new web clients are using DRDA ("drsoctcp"). When addressing performance issue we extensively use SQLTRACE to pin point "slow" queries. We are ...
2 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted