Skip to Main Content
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 (

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

Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

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.

IBM Data & AI Roadmaps ( - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

IBM Employees should enter Ideas at

Status Not under consideration
Workspace Product Master
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 20, 2016

PIM should not allow saving with invalid flag/enumeration values instead of making them blank

If an invalid value is entered for a flag, PIM will set the value to empty and allow the item to be saved. See steps to reproduce in service request 18111,004,000

Although a small box is displayed when you enter an invalid value, it doesn't catch one's attention and once you move away from the field, it's gone and PIM will allow you to save the item. To make things worse, the value gets blank when you save, not when you leave the field. This can lead to data loss and the user won't even notice.

Please validate the value and throw a validation error if a flag or string/number enumeration has an invalid value instead of making it blank. The current popup is not very eye-catching and this easily leads to data loss. If the user wants to set an empty value, force them to manually do so.

A possible alternative would be not allowing free text, but that may be a problem for longer number/string enumerations, so validation and throwing a validation error if an invalid value is entered is a better approach.
  • Admin
    Rohit Swarup
    Mar 29, 2020

    MDM CE new Business UI shows teh flag attribute as a dropdown.