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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 15, 2020

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 and included in logs are only providing enough information to get to the rule package in which the error occurred. In many cases there are multiple decision tables in a rule package and many columns/rows in each table.

Example of error received indicating the null pointer occurred in Package 2.

Service call failed with 400 status. Body of response was: {"code":400,"message":"An error occurred during the execution of the ruleset. Check the ruleset, the request, and the execution object model to see if they are valid for the ruleset execution. Check if there is any mismatch between them.","details":"Error when executing the ruleset /TestRuleApp/TestRuleset.\nAn error occurred while the rule session was called:\ncom.ibm.rules.res.xu.internal.XUException: The rule engine failed.\ncom.ibm.rules.engine.util.EngineExecutionException: java.lang.NullPointerException\n\tin task 'test.test1.subruleflow3>Package 2'\n\tin task 'test.test1.subruleflow3'\n\tin task 'test.package9.subruleflow2>subruleflow3 subflow'\n\tin task 'test.package9.subruleflow2'\n\tin task 'subruleflow1>package9'\n\tin task 'subruleflow1'\n\tin task 'mainRuleflow>package10'\n\tin task 'mainRuleflow'\n\njava.lang.NullPointerException\n\n","errorCode":"GBRXH0529E"}

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 141701
RFE URL
RFE Product IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud
  • Guest
    Jun 9, 2020

    Thank you for your request. We are considering this improvement for a future release (uncommitted candidate).