IBM Sterling Ideas

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

IBM is transforming its request for enhancement (RFE) process. The purpose of the transformation is to provide a more consistent experience for you to submit requests and to enable IBM product owners to respond to your requests more quickly. For more information click here.

Start by posting 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 notifications 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.

Ability to create single relationship setup which can handle multiple folders for FTP/SFTP

Business scenario : Currently our system configuration allows only one FTP/SFTP folder to be pointed under single Sterling Commerce Inflight relationship.

Sometimes we get request from client for 1xFTP/SFTP setup but route different file type to respective sub-folder

Example: FTP/SFTP setup with user ID : ABC

route 850 files to ORDERS folder

route 810 files to INVOICE folder etc..

To achieve this we currently have to create two or more relationship for each folder.

Therefore, if we can modify our process to create subfolder under a specific UserID that will help us serve better to client.

This can be achieved by updating this feature in IBM Inflight or by having some action at rule level.

This also requires BPN Rules to enable specifying the folders when Send action is FTP/SFTP. Currently we specify only PPID.

  • Guest
  • Oct 20 2020
  • Not under consideration
What is your industry? Other
How will this idea be used?

The proposed idea will eliminate creation of multiple Inflight profiles for multiple folders with same partner details and will enable Implementers to add additional folders in future without creating additional profiles again.

  • Admin
    Jim Luneke commented
    10 Sep, 2021 03:41pm

    Thank you for submitting this request. To date this has not been targeted as an enhancement that will be delivered in the near-term and as a result we are closing this request.

By clicking the "Post Comment" or "Submit Idea" button, you are agreeing to the IBM Ideas Portal Terms of Use.
Do not place IBM confidential, company confidential, or personal information into any field.