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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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Consistency for DT row comments

Comments on rows in DTs are available in Rule Designer but not shown in DC consoles. This comes as a surprise to most users who start commenting their tables in RD. Feature should be made consistent across UIs by either deprecating from RD or addi...
about 4 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Planned for future release

Rule Designer and eGIT Integration

We would like IBM to investigate the integration of Eclipse eGIT plugin with the Rule Designer for ODM. https://www.eclipse.org/egit/This would allow ODM Developers to utilize the eGIT tooling within Eclipse to connect to external source code rep...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Decision Center - DC DB Monitoring and Correction

We would like IBM to develop a monitoring solution for IBM ODM on Cloud - Decision Center's Database (based on the Enterprise Console Diagnostics page) to monitor for any 'Check baselines lft/rgt indexes' and 'Check folders lft/rgt indexes' errors...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

ODM TEST SUITE VALUES SOURCING FROM DYNAMIC DOMAINS ARE IDENTIFIER VALUES and NOT VERBALIZATION

Values that are sourced from a dynamic domain in the test suite are displayed in the form of dropdown . The display text is not the verbalization of the identifiers. But the display text is the name of the identifier itself.The business users find...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Provide a log file showing all the artifacts being deployed

When deploying a Decision Service from the Business Console, and taking a Deployment Snapshot, the deployment snapshot will contains all rules / artifacts in the project being deployed. Including for instance rejected rules that are available in t...
almost 5 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

HTDS Role-based access control management for decision services

We need to have HTDS services in RES console should have a provision to map roles and we should be able to secure them based on individual Decision Service and its consumers. Today, we manually map the roles and update HTDS EAR for redeployment...
almost 5 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Functionality already exists

configure syntax coloration on BAL rules/Decision tables

Developpers using dark theme complain not being able to read rules. It would be nice to be able to configure the colors of bal constructs, as it is already possible to do with IRL editor
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 3 Future consideration

In the rule designer, make default verbalizations for List and Map handling methods

We would like to have default verbalizations for the java.util.List interface the following methods : get, set, add, addall, containsAll, remove, removeAll, retainAll.For the java.util.Map interface : put, keySet, entrySet (and more if possible)
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Add the equivalent of "Find rule dependencies" menu to the ruleflows

When a user mkes a right click on a rule, a menu "Find rule Dependencies" is available and enables the user to look for ruleflows which may select this rule. Would it be possible to get the same feature for the ruleflows, ie. "find ruleflows which...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Query to look-up ruleflows for their definition (rule selection, flow, etc.)

Queries in ODM do not support selecting rule all artifacts that are used within a ruleflow definition (rule selection within the tasks, flow that uses variables). Also the selection of ruleflows that include in their definition a specified rule pa...
about 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration