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Web designer click and drag gives ugly results

When moving items around on the Web Designer canvas, lines get redrawn incorrectly. See attached screenshots for before and after.
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Future consideration

BPM should upgrade logging framework from log4j to log4j2

BPM is still using log4j version 1. Version 2 has been out for a few years now and has performance improvements and other improvements in it. The logger configuration file has a different syntax in version 2.
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Adding a new private variable as a list of a new complex type to a new CSHS doesn't work properly

Adding a new private variable as a list of a new complex type to a new CSHS doesn't work properly. The variable type of the new variable in the "Private" variables section is given as String, instead of the newly-defined complex type. See the sc...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Specific log files for different apps

When using IBM BPM on cloud, we need some capability as developer to define different log files for different process application).
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Eclipse designer has short session timeout

I need to login to the Eclipse designer for the cloud environment several times per day. Rather than enhance security, it might even reduce security by encouraging developers to choose short passwords! It's not needed because my workstation is s...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Web Designer has incorrectly-sized code editor window on first load

When I open up my web process designer to edit a coach view at start the day, the coach view always opens as shown in the attached screenshot, with huge gaps between the Behavior window and the bottom panel, and the same is true for the Code window.
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Spark UI widget indicates when field is mandatory

When I set the Visibility configuration option of a Spark UI control to “REQUIRED”, I expect to see a little red asterisk (*) next to the label text to indicate that the field is mandatory. Older versions of BPM widgets, the Heritage Coaches, sup...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Future consideration

Customize Portal Dashboard Process Label

We would like to be able to change the Processes Label in the process portal dashboards. With this change, it would be possible to name the "Proccesses" with the name that the client desire.
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Show linking processes on PDF process flowcharts

Please show "Linked Processes" (currently available when hovering over a process link on BWL) on Print to PDF versions of the process flowchart. When we print out PDFs of process maps to review with teams or post in office workspaces, the connecti...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 Future consideration

Add Documentation Property to Analysis

Add Documentation as a selectable property in Analyze mode.
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration