Skip to Main Content
Cloud Platform

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

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 a 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.

If you encounter any issues accessing the Ideas portals, please send email describing the issue to for resolution.

For more information about IBM's Ideas program visit

Status Future consideration
Categories Asset Manager
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 19, 2013

[wi 86507] RAM Needs a Better Schema Editor

RAM needs a schema editor that allows you to create and manage schemas more easily.
Creating large schemas in RAM is painful. It needs an import function so that it can read a multi-level schema from an external source (such as a csv file) and then use that to create a new schema or modify an existing one.
Ideally, if an existing schema was being modified, it would compare the two and visually show you where they were different before you commit the changes.
Currenly you have to develop your own application using the java api to try to create this functionality and that is not a practical approach for many users.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 33824
RFE Product Rational Asset Manager
  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Asset Manager

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Portfolio, product & project management
    Product - Asset Manager

  • Guest
    May 9, 2013

    This RFE's Headline was changed after submission to reflect the headline of an internal request we were already considering, but will now track here.

  • Guest
    May 6, 2013

    Thanks for the request... we'll consider in a future release of RAM.
    You can also track this via work item 86507 -->

    Peter Walker
    RAM Development