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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 18, 2022

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 the the last baseline to ensure rules are the same as the checked one's.

Generally, several intermediary baselines are created but only the last one need to be kept. We need thus to manage the number of baselines in our Business Console to keep only useful snapshots and limit database size.

Even in last version 8.11, there is no way to do it with REST API.

We would like two rest API:

  • Delete v1/decisionservices/{decisionServiceId}/snapshots/{snapshotId}

  • A way to rename an existing snapshot or create one based on an other one

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    May 30, 2022


    That would be great to have that new API this year.

    We have only migrate 30% of all ours rulessets , but 100% is forecast by the end of the year.

    Our users are full autonomous to deploy rules, they make a lot of trials, and snapshots number is increasing quickly!.


  • Admin
    Antony Viaud
    May 30, 2022

    Hello, there was unfortunately a mistake in the previous comment. And the coming new APIs will not work with snapshots. I'm discussing with the dev team how we could add support for snapshot, for a future release later this year

  • Guest
    May 24, 2022


    Using version, these REST API are present but working only on branch or release, not for snapshot.

    "error": "IllegalArgumentException",
    "reason": "The baseline with ID: 52a4c9c8-0a09-4588-9bc7-c56574cdbf4b must be a branch or a release",
    "status": "BAD_REQUEST",
    "ref": null,
    "errorCode": null,
    "details": [
    "The baseline with ID: 52a4c9c8-0a09-4588-9bc7-c56574cdbf4b must be a branch or a release" ]

    Do you when the coming maintenance will be available?


  • Guest
    May 19, 2022

    We're introducing in a coming maintenance release for ODM 8.11 a new set of APIs to manage branches:

    DELETE/v1/branches/{branchId} Delete a branch from a decision service.

    PUT/v1/decisionservices/{decisionServiceId}/branches Create a new branch in a decision service, from an existing parent branch.

    PUT/v1/branches/{branchId}/copy Create a new branch from an existing one, and set its parent to the main branch, or the initial release in the case of releases.

    A branch can be any kind of baseline: a regular branch, a snapshot, a DGF managed branch (release, change activity, validation activity).

    There is no API to rename an existing branch, but there is one to create a new branch from an existing one with a new name.