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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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Decision Table Precondition – Unused Variable Warning Flag Enhancement

If you have unused variables in an action rule it causes a warning and underlines the variable informing the developer of the issue. With a Decision Table if you have unused variables that are created in the preconditions tab they do not cause war...
6 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

add pom version in ruleapp properties when using rule compiler

when compiling with the rule compiler, the artefact version number is taken from the pom. When the compiled ruleapp is deployed in the RES, this artefact version information is lost as a different path version management is used in the RES : /rule...
4 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Showing String-type value in Report

For ODM, it is only possible to show KPIs in Report. However, the data type of KPIs are limited. Is it possible to have a function to show other types of data in report? Such as String or Hashmap?
7 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

ODM on Cloud: Enhance Decision Center Deploy REST API

ODMoC is limited by a 2-minute timeout on API requests. Whenever a response to a request is not sent within 2 minutes, the proxy sends a response with an HTTP 524 error code. Later, when the server finally sends the response, the proxy does not fo...
26 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Allow JSON Data model Import

NYS Tax has a complex data model with Quarterly/Annual updates , hence it will be cumbersome to utilize the existing ADS data model approach that allows manual entry. We would like to import the JSON data model auto generated by our system into AD...
about 2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Planned for future release

Generate warnings for unused verbalizations in Rule Designer

Add a feature to Rule Designer that will automatically identify the unused or unreferenced verbalizations in a Decision Service. One of the performance issues noted in IBM's documentation is the amount of verbalized fields in a Decision Service's ...
about 1 month ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Enable the Rule Analysis feature for Decision Engine based Decision Services

The Rule Analysis feature is not available for Decision Engine Decision Services. It appears to only be available only for Classic Rule Engine based Decision Services.
about 1 month ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Under review

Don’t remove feature RetePlus ordering modes

As the doc days (https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/odm/8.11.0?topic=keywords-priority), RetePlus ordering modes are deprecated since OCM 8.6. Have not been removed yet in version 8.11.0 The wish is DON'T REMOVE this feature. It’s inherited from CRE, but...
8 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 5 Functionality already exists

Implement artefact deletion in Business Console update REST API

Decision Center REST API (update command) does not manage deletion of Rules artefact (package and rules). In order to synchronize a developer rulebase reference (SVN) and a Business Analyset rulebase reference (BC), we are using a CI integration (...
3 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

BAI should index decisions list data a JSON arrays in the ElasticSearch Index

List of objects in the BOM of a decision event is flattered in the JSON document. For instance, a Client object with a list of Product is represented as the JSON object: “data.ruleapp.ruleset.in.client.products.1.id”: “id1”, “data.ruleapp.ruleset....
over 1 year ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration