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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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Avoiding conflicts for multiple users working at the same time on a DataStage flow

With the web interface, two (or more) users can now work in parallel on the same flow. And the last one saving will overwrite all the work done by the others. It would be good to have a mechanism to prevent multiple people working at the same time...
7 days ago in Cloud Pak for Data / DataStage 0 Submitted

MDM Connector for CP4D-DataStage

MDM connector will use API calls that will be directly integrated with MDM server resulting in better performance when processing large data volume. Alternate method for MDM connector is to use web service call which involves xml parsing or using ...
7 days ago in Cloud Pak for Data / DataStage 0 Submitted

11.1 visualization like stacked column charts needs format enhancements

For pixel perfect reporting visualizations needs to give a compliant look on a report page (PDF or HTML) in specific if multiple visualizations are used on the same page. The current options for formatting the visualizations are still too few. In ...
7 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted

Insert Subtotals in PAW like in Pivot Table

It would be very helpful if we can create a subtotal in PAW when we have multiple row dimensions. Please see attached Excel book for example. Someone mentioned about this idea in 2018 (see post "Show sub totals in PAX and PAW similar to Pivot tabl...
8 days ago in Planning Analytics 0 Submitted

Clear controlled field when response is changed in controlling field

When a question is made visible and editable by a controlling field, and a user responds to that question and saves their response, but then changes their mind about the response to the controlling field, the controlled field goes back to hidden a...
8 days ago in OpenPages Ideas / Automation 1 Under review

Ability to create REST endpoints via UI

Today there is no ability to create WQ RESTful endpoints via the UI. RESTful endpoints which expose virtual data need to be created via the Db2 RESTful API. A large US Federal customer requests a UI screen to enable user-friendly creation of Db2 R...
8 days ago in Cloud Pak for Data / Watson Query 0 Submitted

Log out screen for SSO implementation

IBM OpenPages ver. 9.0.0. has default session log out page with available User ID and Password fields (see picture no 1). This is ok however for implementations using SSO standard security requirement forbid such setting as a potential vulnerabili...
8 days ago in OpenPages Ideas / End User UI 1 Under review

Implementing setting Forbid the orphans (false/true)

Since current version (IBM OpenPages on Cloud) doesn't prevent creation of orphan object from being removed from their only parent in order to consistently ensure data integrity it is suggested to implement System setting called Forbid the orphans...
8 days ago in OpenPages Ideas / Administration 1 Under review

Regarding modification of dbos.log output when SPU hangs

We have confirmed that the following message is output to dbos.log when the DB service becomes unavailable due to SPU hang-up. *dbos.log Info: _forward_spu_util. Unable to send to dispatch: SPU_MSG_UTILIZATION msg Since this issue has a sig...
8 days ago in Netezza Performance Server 0 Submitted

Handle intermediate CA expiration issue

If we add CAFILE parameter in security setting in the cluster, the client can connect to vemkd with only ROOT CA. But it still cannot connect to SD EGO_DEFAULT_TS_PARAMS="SSL[ CAFILE=/opt/middleware/certs/truststore.pem ,CERTIFICATE=/opt/middlewar...
11 days ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3 2 Under review