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Please use the following workspace to raise ideas for these offerings for all environments (traditional on premises, containers, on cloud):

  • Cloud Pak for Automation - incl Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

  • Business Automation Workflow (BAW) - incl BAW, BPM, Workstream Services, Business Performance Center, Advanced Case Management

  • Content and Capture Services - incl Filenet, Automation Document Processing, Daeja, Navigator, Content Collector, Enterprise Records, Business Automation Content Analyzer, Datacap, Automation Mobile Capture, CMOD, CM8

  • Automation Decision Services (ADS) - incl ADS, ODM

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • IBM Blueworks Live

Change Decision Center DB to Version Control System

It has been painful to synchronize the rule artifacts between the branches in the Decision Center and developer workspaces. If the developer is NOT following best practices while renaming, copying the rule artifacts, and making the changes to the rule projects, packages, and rule names, that could introduce the issues during synchronization. Should we make ODM Decision Center, use smart version control systems like GIT instead of the decision center database schema.

  • Guest
  • Feb 4 2021
  • Not under consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Developer, Business Analysts
Idea Priority High
  • Guest commented
    8 Feb 01:25pm

    Use of Git as the source repository for decision service content is one of the main changes introduced in Automation Decision Services, the newer component for decision automation in IBM Cloud Pak for Automation (Business Automation). There is no plan to change the way ODM Decision Center is architected and its use of a relational DB for repository.