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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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Easily manage snapshots with REST API (delete and rename)

Our ODM implementation requires a full autonomy for our users in managing/testing/deploying rules. A baseline is created each time a user deploy rules into test environment. When deploying into production environment, we extract ruleset thanks to ...
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 4 Future consideration

API: Determining what changes have been done to a rule from previous version.

Finding a way to determine what changes have been done to a rule from last version. We can see this manually in Timeline -> Compare tool in BC, but, I am looking for a programmatical way to find changes in rules from last version/deployment. We...
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

It would be important to have an option in ODM Business Console, possibly at the Decision Service level, to prevent saving a Decision Table with errors.

If there are multiple users for 1 rule project and has different tables, it is hard to track which user made a change that contains an error. This happens when someone is doing a deployment and it is failing because of some changes that were saved...
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Add ODM to Azure Active Directory application gallery

For Azure SSO, our organization requires ODM to be in the Azure Active Directory application gallery as it adds user friendliness for integration and standardizes support.
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Need support for creating multiple ODM client sessions in java

Today due to thread-local implementations in shared cache in ODM libraries, we are unable to create multiple sessions in the same thread. Please provide support to create multiple sessions in the same thread to simplify our customization code and ...
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Functionality already exists

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

Change Decision Center DB to Version Control System

It has been painful to synchronize the rule artifacts between the branches in the Decision Center and developer workspaces. If the developer is NOT following best practices while renaming, copying the rule artifacts, and making the changes to the ...
over 1 year ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

Enable Horizontal Pod Autoscaler support for ODM Decision Server Runtime under ICP4BA

In a Kubernetes/OpenShift deployment, the number of replicas for the Decision Server Runtime deployment is a fixed amount defined in the ICP4ACluster custom resource. The ICP4BA operator enforces this fixed amount by resetting any changes made to ...
over 1 year ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 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