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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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Requesting that Session Timeout Send Users to Login Page

Currently the session timeout in the Decision Center and Decision Server UIs only sends the user to the login page on the first request they make after their session expires. We're requesting that the UIs automatically move the users to the login ...
about 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Functionality already exists

DE: Support for custom methods(operators) in decision tables

We are unable to define custom methods in to use in decision tables for DE. Extending works only for classic engine, and IBM support clarified that is hardcoded for DE which is different than the one used for classic eng...
10 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Planned for future release

Extend BAL

In the BAL there are constructs for ‘there is at least one (object)' and ‘there is no (object)'. We quite often need the construct ‘every (object)' to check whether some conditions apply to every object in a set of objects. We now mostly use the c...
over 1 year ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Ability to restrict Service Credentials access

Request enhancement to limit access of Service Credentials to specific decision services. Currently Service Credentials are allowed access to all available deployed services.
about 4 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Enable logging of deployer's username/ip when deploying ruleapps via RES console or Rule Designer

Our distributed team has several specialists responsible for developing and deploying rule apps to Production and Test environments. We do not use Decision Center. Our team deploys rule apps directly through RES Console. Currently there's no way ...
over 4 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Planned for future release

Maintain version compatibility on RES

Compared with the classic rule engine, the decision engine has a smaller compatibility range of rule applications. In the jump-up migration, rebuild and distribution will be necessary.When upgrading, functions that do not require rebuild and distr...
about 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Future consideration

Tagging of ODM log entries

All requirements are contained in PMR case TS003941913. They also were already addressed via our Lab Advocate, Guilhelm Molines, to ODM Product Management and have been accepted. This RFE ticket is solely for us to be able to track on the progress...
about 1 year ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Out of the Box, Scalable, Lightweight (like value editor) Multilevel (Parent-Child) Dynamic Domain Support

We want ODM to provide an option to simply define multilevel data filters with dynamic data configuration.Today dynamic domain creates bom class which doesn't scale when we have a large number of entries, and also to extend it for two-level (paren...
over 1 year ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Future consideration

ODM on Cloud: Aggregate RES report of ruleapps

Executive IT requires a report of the number of requests per decision service in Production.A report similar to the 1 month metrics available in Production Rule Execution Server Consolidated Report.
over 1 year ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Rule Artefact count per Service/Project rather than for the whole instance

Can the Rule Artefact Count in the Decision Center Diagnostics page be made to show aggregated totals per Decision Service rather than only for the whole instance? For both the on premises and on cloud versions of ODM.
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration