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Visual Rules Enterprise Platform 4.7

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This release provides new wizards and ease-of-use functionality to further enhance the intuitive, visual modeling approach of the Visual Rules Enterprise Platform.

Visual Rules Modeler
  • All input and output data of rule calls, fire action elements, and service calls are shown in the rule editor; Values and data structures can be edited directly
  • New wizards for the creation of data elements and actions; most important settings to be made right in the wizard
  • New test suites, test coverage reporting and new Statistics View to navigate results and statistics of rule tests; stats are aggregated at the test suite, rule test and individual test case levels
  • Simple import of CSV files for static data
  • Display values of maps in debug mode; immediate return option to calling function (Step Return)
  • Automatic reorganisation of reused packages
  • New import functionality of JavaBeans for the evolution of object models; view and merge differences to synchronize a rule model with a Java object model
  • Access to time portion of java.util.Date as Visual Rules Timestamp values
  • Import of Java methods as Visual Rules functions

Visual Rules Database Connectivity
  • Improvement of WebSphere support
  • Performance optimizations

Visual Rules QA & Deployment Tools
  • Completely revised VRTest task and new Maven plugin for test execution with support for the new test suites
  • Revised examples and manuals

Visual Rule Execution Server
  • Simplified propagation of rule services from one Execution Server to another one; download and upload of rule services (including all required artifacts) via web console
  • Management of the dependencies for rule artifacts (e.g. libraries) via web console
  • Performance optimizations
  • Support of additional application servers (see system requirements)

See the New & Noteworthy overview for a complete list of the new features.


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