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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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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...
almost 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

Print node/machine name in the UI in top panel for auditing/troubleshooting ODM issues

We have a cluster setup with 4 DC nodes. Sometime there may be issue with one or few nodes. When users report issues, its not possible for us to find the faulty node, so we restart everything and also when one node is slower, its hard find. So add...
about 2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Option To Set default "Grid Columns" for all users

To display custom rule properties in explore view, we should change the settings under profile -> "Grid Columns". Each user should set this individually. We need an option to set a default list of columns for all users.
about 2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Simpler ODM DC REST API to create DC schema

the possibilities of enhancing the 'decisioncenter-api' app to consider the default model extensions and messages file while running '/v1/DBAdmin/execute' endpoint to create the DC schema. We don't need to run the '/v1/DBAdmin/uploadextensionmodel...
about 2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

BC: Showing custom properties in explore view

In BC, "Decision Artifacts" explore view & query results view, we want to show custom properties. Based on the config (custom properties to be showed in explore view), it should have columns for custom properties with usual sort option.
about 2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Functionality already exists

BC Rule Editing: category change should be effective immediately

While writing rule, when rule writer changes the category property in the property window and goes back to the rule editor, BOMs should be filtered according to the new category list and rule also should be compiled and errors should be highlighte...
about 2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Is a defect

BC - Create Rule: Collect data for properties first before creating the rule

In business console, while creating a new rule, it just collects rule name and creates the rule. But it should collect all the properties data before providing the rule editor. In PayPal, BOMs are filtered based on the checkpoints(category) proper...
about 2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Under review

DE : need a new construct to execute all given conditions irrespective of results.

We need a new construct where all conditions can be executed irrespective of results. This is needed for doing custom variable assignments in the rule conditions.
about 2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

MySql8 should be supported by ODM

There is a customer in medical and health industry. They are using ODM8.8 product to build a clinical decision support system. Now the customer are complaining MySql8 is not supported by ODM8.8, even though MySql5.7 is OK. IBM's official website's...
2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Future consideration

Enhancement of the REST-API to filter rules based on metadata

We use the REST interface to display rules and tables from the Decision Center in the customer's standard applications. Only a certain part of the rules is of interest, never all of them. Therefore, only those rules that are relevant should be ret...
almost 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Functionality already exists