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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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Change the default names used for the Request+Response+Error Class types in the RES generated HTDS services

If the JAVA XOM of your Operational Decison Manager project contains a class named Request or Response or Error then the definition of that class will be overwritten if you generate the OpenAPI/JSON file for the rule service deployed in the RES. ...
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

enhance the ODM DC merge

As mentioned in the doc: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/odm/8.11.0?topic=branches-merging ODM DC always has this limitation that certain changes cannot be merged and must be published separately from RD, as they are not versioned. But from user's poi...
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Future consideration

Build Command - Rules Execution Maven Plugin

Testing the decision artifacts will be seamless if we introduce/create a build-command 'rules-execution-maven-plugin' like the existing 'rules-compiler-maven-plugin' for building the decision artifacts stored in the SCC. We have the JUnit test fra...
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Provide a DELETE REST API in Decision Server to delete unused libraries and xoms

When using CI to deploy ruleapps on a daily/commit basis, the amount of unused reslib library is rising regularly. It would be nice to be able to clean unused libs/resources with a REST API as part of a cleaning jenkins job. BTW : a single button ...
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Authorise create a branch in DC that would reuse the existing branch of a dependent projects when creating new branch.

When DC creates a branch at the decision service level it needs to be created in every dependent project.If the branch already exists DC will prevent the creation. With the edit dependencies we manually change the local maintenance branch, referen...
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

ODM BC UI Import project/Ant tool/APIs should support importing individual projects

In ODM 8.9.2.1, from BC UI, we can import individual projects. But ODM 8.11 doesn't support importing individual projects. We get "Only Decision Services can be uploaded in Decision Center" error. Kindly add support to import individual projects.
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Is a defect

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...
6 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.
6 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...
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

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.
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Functionality already exists