Skip to Main Content
IBM Sterling


This portal is to open public enhancement requests for IBM Sterling products and services. 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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

ADD A NEW IDEA

Sterling Transformation Extender

Showing 169

Improve performance of SERIESTOTEXT function

Currently the SERIESTOTEXT function does not distinguish the type of an object when the same field from the type tree is passed at different level. To make things clear, below is an example of a typical ANSI X12 type tree and the 'X12 Segment' is ...
over 3 years ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / Maps & Type Trees 2 Not under consideration

Solve Security issue user creditionals management console on ITX version 10

When you configure the management console on a Linux host (probably also on Windows) to connect to a launcher, You are required to configure the network connection to the launcher and the username and password to logon. This configuration is store...
almost 4 years ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / Management Tools 1 Not under consideration

Alternative to +SETALL permissions requirement on IBM MQ Adapter connections using -EQN

IBM MQ Adapter connections often use the -EQN facility to designate an alternate queue from the input -QN so that error messages do not get stuck in the input queue and interfere with message processing over time. The use of -EQN requires the ...
over 4 years ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / Launcher 0 Future consideration

Database Interface Designer should take care of all character sets, and not only the obsolete ones

Currently (in 8.4.1.2 and earlier), Database Interface Designer cannot be told to use character sets other than the "historic" ones. It is of course possible to convert the type trees later, but would be better not to have to.
about 6 years ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / Design Studio 1 Not under consideration

ORACLE adapter cannot take benefit of DEFAULT values

We have maps which need to be able to use the DEFAULT value for some columnes, based on business rules. At the moment, there's no way to use the DEFAULT values, and a DEFAULT ON NULL does not solve all our issues.
about 6 years ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / Adapters 0 Not under consideration

redesign Oracle adapter for BLOB datatype

The current Oracle Adapter has the following restriction: columns with datatype BLOB can be used on input/output cards only. It's not possible to use them in DBQUERY/DBLOOKUP commands due to string restrictions that are caused by the fundamental a...
about 6 years ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / Adapters 0 Not under consideration

Enhancement Request: Update to the Database Designer

Can the database designer be updated to import fields by character, in addition to bytes? There is an inconsistency with the current byte sizing when importing objects from a Unicode/UTF-8 database.
about 6 years ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / Adapters 0 Not under consideration

mcompile results should be consistent

Current version (9.0.0.2) added a feature where timestamp based information is added to the compiled maps.We request to have this information optional and not by default.We also request to have the feature extended so that we can inject appropriat...
about 6 years ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / Utilities 0 Not under consideration

ITX Map Trace on B2Bi ProcessData

Currently ITX maps allow storing the Map Trace during the translation in physical location only. Similar to B2Bi Sterling Map status reports, we will require the trace available on ProcessData for error reporting purpose. This can be only the high...
about 2 months ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / B2Bi Mapping & Translation 0 Under review

Allow ITX to handle Protobuf schemas

ITX currently can support AVRO schemas however there are other schemas that may be used depending on circumstances. One of these is the protobuf schema. Can this be added to the suite of schemas supported by ITX?
4 months ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / WTX Compliance Checking 0 Under review