IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Clients

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:

Post your ideas

If you have not registered on this portal please register at . To complete registration you will need to open the email you will receive from Aha to confirm your identity.

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

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

Receive notification on the decision

Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

Additional Information

To view our roadmaps:

Reminder: This is not the place to submit defects or support needs, please use normal support channel for these cases

IBM Employees:

The correct URL for entering your ideas is:

Change PWD in Data Sources without redeploying application

When creating a datasource in the Studio tool for the purpose of pulling data from an external relational database to populate a scenario, the system requires that the connection information for the external RDB (including the password) be provided. This means that the password gets encrypted and is stored as part of the deployable unit of the ODME project. If the password for the external RDB is then changed, as ours are required to be on a regular basis, this also requires that the new password be put into the ODME project via the Studio tool and the project must be redeployed or it will not be able to pull the scenario data (ie, it will not work). Since our password change process is already a day-long affair due to the number of passwords that have to be changed, and the number of people involved, adding additional overhead in terms of rebuilding and redeploying our ODME projects is a daunting proposal.

Therefore, I would like to request that a mechanism be put into place to allow the passwords for the data sources to be stored externally to the project deployables and be made modifiable in a simple way. One way to accomplish this might be to allow a datasource to be defined in terms of a WebSphere datasource instead of embedding all of the connection information into each project.

  • Avatar32.5fb70cce7410889e661286fd7f1897de Guest
  • Oct 23 2020
  • Not Under Consideration
  • Attach files
  • Admin
    Ferenc Katai commented
    10 Nov 02:32pm

    request on old DOC tech

IBM's success depends on gathering feedback from customers like yourself. Aha Ideas Portal is the third party tool through which IBM Offering Managers gather feedback from customers such as yourself.
IBM is a global organization with business processes, management structures, technical systems and service provider networks that cross borders. As such, the information collected through Aha Ideas Portal (Customer Name, Customer Email Address) will be stored by them in the United States, and handled only as per IBM's instructions and policies. Your data (Name and Email Address) will NOT be shared with other IBM customers.
In order to safeguard your information in Aha, do not leave your workstation unattended while using this application, log off after using it, and print only if necessary. If you need to make a hardcopy, remember to pick up the print-out immediately, keep it under lock, and destroy it immediately when no longer needed.
NOTICE TO EU RESIDENTS: per EU Data Protection Policy, if you wish to remove your personal information from the IBM ideas portal, please login to the ideas portal using your previously registered information then change your email to "anonymous@euprivacy.out" and first name to "anonymous" and last name to "anonymous". This will ensure that IBM will not send any emails to you about all idea submissions