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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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Status Submitted
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 24, 2022

Ability to clone a project

Our signature client the Ministry of Defense likes to have the ability to clone a project in Watson Discovery. They are migrating from Watson Explorer Analytical Components (WEX-AC) to WD. In WEX-AC, there was the possibility to clone a project (called 'collection') including all of its components like crawler, content miner/analytics application with all its settings. Watson Discovery lacks the functionality to clone an existing project. This poses some serious challenges - since for complex projects, project replication is time consuming and error-prone. The latter is a serious point with the client's environment. Therefor, together with other raised issues, the client is contemplating migrating backwards to WEX-AC. This is not the intented goal of the modernization play.
Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)