IBM Cloud - Structured Ideas


This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Cloud and its products. 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.

IBM Cloud Support Center (https://cloud.ibm.com/unifiedsupport/cases/form) – Use this site for any IBM Cloud defect or support need.

Stack Overflow (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/ibm-cloud) – Use this site for IBM Cloud technical Q&A using the tag "ibm-cloud".

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

Provide invoice details via (Billing) API using a ServiceID w/ Billing/Viewer

Can you pls. extend the (Billing) API to allow retrieval of the index of invoices as well as the attachments (PDF, PDF-extended, XLS) via the Billing API using (!) a ServiceID w/ API key and "Billing/Viewer" access policy assigned?

Right now a individual user (IBMid) as invited member user of the IBM Cloud account is required to retrieve the data, which is not the proper way to get things automated. The "ibmcloud" CLI doesn't offer an easy way to download the invoice details (but a nasty "ibmcloud sl call-api SoftLayer_Account ..." -- which, again, requires a user ID and doesn't work with a ServiceID, unfortuantly).


In our (use)case, we would like to retrieve the new (recurring, new) invoice details of a large (>> 50) number of IBM Cloud accounts (IMS account IDs) in an automated way. Logon to all those accounts once a month and to download the details via UI is not an option!

In a second version it would be good to be able to retrieve the extended details* in a more convience format (JSON) as well.

[*] extended details of an invoice, as provided by "ibmcloud sl call-api SoftLayer_Billing_Invoice getItems --init <invoice-id>"

  • Guest
  • Jul 15 2022
  • Future consideration
Idea priority Urgent
Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)

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.