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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 13, 2022

Automatic separation of BAW business data

At present, we know that in BAW process design, business data and process need to be separated. That is, if the business data is saved in BAW, it will be cleared. Therefore, it is necessary to write the business data to the business database through the interface service during process design. If the above is true, it will greatly improve the difficulty and cost of product implementation, because process developers need to write a large number of interface services to complete these operations, which will make the efficiency of process development very low. Since the process and business data need to be separated, why can't we automatically separate them in the background? In other words, when users create "business objects" of "data" in process design, they can automatically create corresponding tables in another business database, and these created tables can be called (added, deleted, modified and queried) by other processes through program settings. This can learn from IBM forms experience Builder (although it has been sold to HCl), but it is indeed a very good product. Of course, its process function is too weak. If BAW can automatically create two databases during installation and deployment, one is used to save process data and the other is used to save business data. When users design processes, it will automatically separate process and business data, which will greatly improve process development efficiency and reduce users' project implementation cost.
Idea priority High