The amazing world of IBM ODM and more https://ibmodm.com Developing BRMS challenges Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:31:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.18 https://ibmodm.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-site-icon-2-32x32.png The amazing world of IBM ODM and more https://ibmodm.com 32 32 128493230 RPA – UiPath: Working with Excel https://ibmodm.com/2018/08/26/rpa-uipath-working-excel/ https://ibmodm.com/2018/08/26/rpa-uipath-working-excel/#respond Sun, 26 Aug 2018 12:42:42 +0000 http://ibmodm.com/?p=509 In this blog post we will talk about working with Excel files in one of the top RPA tools: UiPath. As we know Robotic process automation (RPA) is the practice of automating routine business practices with “software robots” that perform tasks automatically. These tasks include transaction processing, IT management and automated online assistants. These software robots could replace

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ODM on Docker! https://ibmodm.com/2018/07/13/odm-on-docker/ https://ibmodm.com/2018/07/13/odm-on-docker/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:03:10 +0000 http://ibmodm.com/?p=479 If you are a DevOps enthusiast like me you probably love Docker and have been using it for a while. If you are new to Docker, please check this link to learn more. IBM released an IBM ODM Docker image designed for developers and free to use, in this tutorial we are going to set

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RPA: UiPath and ODM integration https://ibmodm.com/2018/06/07/rpa-uipath-odm-integration/ https://ibmodm.com/2018/06/07/rpa-uipath-odm-integration/#respond Thu, 07 Jun 2018 21:04:11 +0000 http://ibmodm.com/?p=455 In this technical tutorial we will have a look at the integration between RPA UiPath and IBM ODM. As we know ODM provides a decision server that the business can use to express rules while UiPath provides RPA to automate tasks, normally manual processes that uses repetitive tasks like data entry, making this integration a perfect

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Populating Decision Tables with external data sources https://ibmodm.com/2017/09/21/populating-decision-tables-external-data-sources/ https://ibmodm.com/2017/09/21/populating-decision-tables-external-data-sources/#comments Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:11:02 +0000 http://ibmodm.com/?p=431 One of the most used artifacts in IBM ODM is the decision table. In this post I will show how to populate your Decision Table in the Rule Designer with external data sources like a .txt file or an excel spreadsheet. Business users can have their logic in multiple sources (mostly in Excel files), that they need to

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Decision Composer, integration with Rule Designer https://ibmodm.com/2017/09/03/decision-composer-integration-rule-designer/ https://ibmodm.com/2017/09/03/decision-composer-integration-rule-designer/#comments Sun, 03 Sep 2017 16:42:11 +0000 http://ibmodm.com/?p=414 In this post I will show a new way to start your Rule Projects, using a new IBM Bluemix Business Rules service feature called “Decision Composer”. This is currently in experimental mode but you can start to fully utilize its main features and see if it helps you in your organization. The decision composer is a

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Connecting to external Database with ODM API https://ibmodm.com/2017/08/17/connecting-external-database-odm-api/ https://ibmodm.com/2017/08/17/connecting-external-database-odm-api/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:08:09 +0000 http://ibmodm.com/?p=404 The IBM ODM Decision Center and the Rule Execution Server values are stored, by default, in a Derby database that comes with the IBM ODM suite installation. During a rules development project we sometimes need to access these values and insert them on an external database or update this external database accordingly. In this post I

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Custom log file with ODM API https://ibmodm.com/2017/07/04/custom-log-file-odm-api/ https://ibmodm.com/2017/07/04/custom-log-file-odm-api/#comments Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:11:53 +0000 http://ibmodm.com/?p=391 Given the positive feedback from previous post we will continue to work further on with the ODM API and discover new possibilities and features to implement in our Rule projects. In this tutorial we will see how to create a custom log file, focusing on obtaining the values from Deployments of Decision Services within the

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Working with the Decision Center API https://ibmodm.com/2017/06/21/working-decision-center-api/ https://ibmodm.com/2017/06/21/working-decision-center-api/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:28:08 +0000 http://ibmodm.com/?p=363 In many IBM ODM rules implementation projects we are going to have requirements that involve working with the IBM ODM API. Even though the Decision Center has a lot of powerful features to customize our rules, there are some things that can only be achieve by working with the API, this means we will have

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Automating deployments with Ant tasks https://ibmodm.com/2017/06/12/automating-deployments-ant-tasks/ https://ibmodm.com/2017/06/12/automating-deployments-ant-tasks/#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:39:46 +0000 http://ibmodm.com/?p=354 To deploy RuleApps to Rule Execution Server, automate managerial tasks within Decision Center, and run many of the samples, you must have Ant installed on your computer. IBM ODM comes with Ant in the <InstallDir>/shared/tools/ant path. In this tutorial I will show how to use Ant tasks to automate RuleApp management tasks, including reading a specified

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Editing business rules in Microsoft Office https://ibmodm.com/2017/06/04/editing-business-rules-microsoft-office/ https://ibmodm.com/2017/06/04/editing-business-rules-microsoft-office/#respond Sun, 04 Jun 2017 21:18:23 +0000 http://ibmodm.com/?p=341 IBM ODM Decision Center Business Console provides a powerful web-based decision table editor. Since V8.8.1, this includes exporting a decision table to Excel. But what if we are working in previous versions? or what if the business users still want to use Microsoft Office tools like Excel or Word to create/edit the rules? That is

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