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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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Add Formatted Data Stream in Streams Pipeline Schema Editor view

If you see the screenshot below, you would notice that formatted data stream pan does not show anything. It will be a great feature to have.
almost 6 years ago in Watson Studio 0 Not under consideration

Controller View/Manage Active Users to include Controller Web users

Controller function for View/Manage Active Users to include controller web users.
almost 6 years ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Not under consideration

users of WDP, not just Data Catalog Admins, should be able view policies that are in place and they are responsible for following

Currently on the Admin of the policy manager can see the actual policies that are created. It's critical that other users should at least be able to view policies that they themselves are suppose to be compliant with, and they will be subject to w...
almost 6 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 1 Planned for future release

Should make it easy to create references not only to connections, or individual assets (file, table, doc, etc). So including the notion of directory, containers, schemas, etc.

While the individual file or table is useful, more often than not there use cases where their are a set of tables, docs, objects that are related and dependent. It would be very useful to keep that organizational structure and be able to catalog, ...
almost 6 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 1 Not under consideration

Enable easy creation of Connections to Object Storage, Message Hub in Catalog

When I go to create a connection in the Catalog the system auto-discovers my Cloudant instance. That's great. I also have a Message Hub instance and an Object Store instance that I'm using as part of a Streaming Pipeline. These do *not* get discov...
almost 6 years ago in Connectivity 2 Not under consideration

NOT_LOGGED Database Export Node should be easier to set via scripting.

The NOT_LOGGED property of a Database Export Node cannot be set properly via scripting set until after a connection to a DB2 database is established. This mirrors the GUI experience where the check box for this setting does not appear until after ...
almost 6 years ago in SPSS Modeler / SPSS Modeler 0 Not under consideration

Create a Legacy Table bas...

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almost 6 years ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Not under consideration

Request to support SQL Se...

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almost 6 years ago in Optim / Optim Archive 1 Not under consideration

Support Japanese character for column name, job name, stage name and routine name

DataStage supports "alphabetic character" for column name. But my customer want to use Japanese(Kanji) for column name because they now use Japanese for column name in host system and MS SQL Server system. And they want to keep "Rules for name def...
almost 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

PAW to report errors from SmarterMaps

Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW) is using SmarterMaps, a component from Watson Analytics. If a visualisation map does not appear in PAW, sometimes errors are reported in SmarterMaps. If these errors are also shown in PAW, this would make trouble...
almost 6 years ago in Planning Analytics 1 Not under consideration