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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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Create a unique id (rule id) for each rule when it is created and support search, query functionalities on that

Create a unique id (rule id) for each rule when it is created and support search, query functionalities on the rule id.
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Future consideration

Expose only intersection list of BOM variables when multiple categories are chosen for a rule

Expose only intersection list of BOM variables for the rule writing when multiple categories are chosen for a rule
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

DE: Implement auto exception handler to handle rule action exceptions

Decision Engine, today provides an auto exception handler that handles the condition exceptions and continues the rule execution with the next condition, but it doesn't support action exceptions. We want auto exception handler support for action e...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Not under consideration

Single Rule Designer for ODMoC, ODM for Developers and ODM Traditional

When using ODM on Cloud, Rule Designer includes some additional capabilities connect to and ODM on Cloud instance. These features, prevent users to connect to a RES or Decision Center running locally our outside of the ODMoC. For this reason custo...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

ODM Decision Center 'search' feature should be expanded to include initial actions and rule flow reference

Decision Center 'search' function only searches for variable references within decision tables and action rules. We'd like to see 'search' to find references within rule task initial actions, and 'search' for which rule flow/task references a part...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Cleanup unused bom/xom/b2x in the ruleset jar

When we extract a ruleapp from decision center, the ruleset jar contains all the bom (com.ibm.ia.engine.bom)/b2x(b2x.b2x)/in[out] parameters(com.ibm.rules.engine.signature.xml) under the "\ruleset.dsar\RULES_ENGINE\default\resources\ruleset\" fold...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 3 Planned for future release

Option to define the rule priority order in Decision Engine

In ODM, the rule priority property is understood in such a way that higher value means higher priority. But in PayPal, our requirement is just the opposite, lower the value, higher the priority. We have customization to flip the priority value. So...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Not under consideration

Enhance error messages for debugging

Enhance error messages to contain actual rule that was fired that caused error (Decision table name and row/column if possible). Debugging errors that occur during rule execution is difficult and time consuming. Messages returned from execution an...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Add OAuth functionality to Operational Decision Manager 8.10.x running on Tomcat web server

ODM 8.10.3 supports OAuth, but only when running on WebSphere® Application Server Liberty. We are running ODM on Tomcat 8.5. The need using OAuth on all web service calls is a new mandate by FannieMae. FannieMae also requires the use of Tomcat app...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

LocalDate and LocalDateTime

We want to use LocalDate and LocalDateTime instead of Java Util Date. Now we use Java Util Date and add an annotation @JsonFormat(timezone="Europe/Amsterdam", shape = JsonFormat.Shape.STRING, pattern = "yyyy-MM-dd").Timezone issues are a real head...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration