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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 27, 2022

Sequential Engine - Execute All The Rules Irrespective of Tuple Matching

Today, the CRE and DE sequential engines skip a rule task if any tuple variable(s) are missing during rule execution. This is not an expected behavior. There may be 100 rules in a ruletask and a tuple variable may be used in only one rule so why we should skip rest of the 99 rules. For the missing variables, the value should be assigned as null or default value of primitive types and it should execute all the rules.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Jun 15, 2022

    The sequential algorithm cannot fire rule without tuple, the fact that rules need to be homogenous is documented:

    Sequential algorithm - IBM Documentation

    The sequential algorithm works in a predictable way only when rules are homogeneous, that is, when they are using the same bindings.

    There is a tool provided with the product which can detect non homogenous rules within a task. It can be activated with the following JVM flag

    -ea:com.ibm.rules.engine.ruleflow.compilation.SemNewTaskFactory

    Having a default value for a tuple will not help at all, as the root cause of the problem is that a working memory usage has been performed instead of a ruleset parameter access. So, the badly written rule will never fire and it will be harder to find, because it will be hidden by this behavior.

  • Admin
    Antony Viaud
    Jun 1, 2022

    Hello, is there a specific reason for which you're not using the Fastpath algorithm instead ?