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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 8, 2024

Cache an Object in Business rules Decison Operation execution

Hi Team,

I have an idea of caching huge request object (if the object is going to be same for all the request processed for 1-2 days or one week or defined time). This will help for batch processing.

We have a requirement that needs to conclude some result from a huge object (that data may come from Database table). We want to avoid passing the huge object as ruleset parameter for every rule execution.

Example: If I need to assign VALID trainings to all of my company employee (or selected employee(s)) by using all the certificates available in my organization then I need to pass employee object (with all their attributes of the employee like his Geo Location, job code, band, department etc) and all the available certificates (with their properties/eligibilities like the certificate eligibility for a particular job code or geoLocation or/and band or/and department etc).

If I need to assign eligible certificate(s) to an employee then I need to send employee object(with all his peoprerties) and also all available certificates (collection object) in the organization. if we cache the CertificationCollectionObject then I just need to pass EmployeeObject and the procession will be very fast.

So, there should be a way to cache/persist the parameter/variable into Rule execution engine and read the data/variable in business rules.


Read the data from database table and store until we reset. This will help if we need to call the decision operation for high number of times and use the same cached huge object for calculation. Thank you!!

Prabhat Sharma

Ex. IBMer

Idea priority Urgent
  • Admin
    Antony Viaud
    Mar 29, 2024

    Thank you for submitting this idea.

    But in full disclosure, I highly doubt that we would implement such a caching system in ODM runtime anytime soon. I would recommend instead that you invoke within the decision an external service that would have cached data already in memory. And possibly hard code some specific methods dealing with cached data.