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Naming pattern changed for file data sets

Valid from Pega Version 8.6.3

File data sets are used to import from and export data to a file repository. In case of data export, prior to version 8.6.3, the first file exported had the same file name that was provided by the user in the data set, and any subsequent file exported to the repository had a unique identifier appended to it. Starting in Pega Platform version 8.6.3, each file has a unique identifier, automatically generated based on the data flow node, thread ID, and timestamp.

Upgrade impact

If your process to consume output files expects files with a specific name, it may not be able to process the resulting files correctly.

What steps are required to update the application to be compatible with this change?

If you have configured the process before updating to Pega Platform version 8.6.3, but the exported files are no longer recognized by downstream processing logic after the upgrade, ensure that the downstream tool is configured to recognize the files by a pattern rather than the full name. For example, when referring to files exported to the repository, use the * character to indicate a pattern instead of using the full file name. For example, use Export*.csv to refer to the files.

Deploy revisions directly in target environments

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

As a revision manager, you can now directly deploy or migrate completed revisions to multiple Pega 7 Platform environments that were configured as targets by the system architect. The revision management process is faster because you do not need to package a revision as a JAR file, and then manually import that file to the Pega 7 Platform. Additionally, this solution gives business users more control over application rulesets and enables them to act more independently.

For more information, see Direct deployment of revisions.

Delegation experience in revision management

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

Revision managers can now control rule authoring by assigning a delegation experience to any rule that is part of a revision management change request. Delegation experience types offer different rule authoring capabilities, so the revision manager can select the appropriate delegation experience for the task and the strategy designer’s experience.

File data set

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

You can now create a File data set that reads data from a file that is in CSV or JSON format. You can use this type of data set to test data flows and strategies.

For more information, see Creating a File data set record.

Analyze intentions in text analytics

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

You can now analyze text content to determine whether it contains any underlying intention. Through intent analysis, you can determine whether your customers are likely to continue subscribing to your services, want to know more about your products, or whether you are facing customer churn. Based on the detected intentions, you can take appropriate actions to ensure the growth of your business and minimize customer churn. Intent analysis is supported only for the English language.

For more information, see Intent analysis and filtering.

Decision Analytics portal replaces Predictive Analytics Director portal

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

The Decision Analytics portal replaces the Predictive Analytics Director (PAD) portal, the Text Analytics landing page, and the Adaptive Models Reporting landing page. In this new work area for predictive analytics and text analytics, the business scientist can control the full model life cycle by building predictive models, importing PMML models, building sentiment analysis and text classification models, creating and monitoring adaptive models, and updating any existing models.

For more information, see Overview of the Decision Analytics work area.

Event type browsing on the Customer Movie landing page

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

Event Browser is a new option on the Customer Movie landing page that provides insight into the history of customer interactions. You can retrieve data from the Event Store data set for a particular customer or a group of customers, display the events in a timeline, and browse a list of event types.

For more information, see Browsing events for a customer or a group of customers.

Select multiple nodes for the Adaptive Decision Manager service

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

You can select multiple Pega Platform nodes and assign them to the Adaptive Decision Manager (ADM) service as worker nodes. Adaptive learning is no longer restricted to a single server, which provides resilience and scalability. You can add or remove nodes from the ADM service while the system processes customer responses.

For more information, see Changes to Adaptive Decision Manager.

Performance enhancements to the Visual Business Director data set

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

When you create instances of the Visual Business Director data set, you can specify the granularity of data aggregations and select dimension levels to reduce the Visual Business Director memory footprint and query time. In addition, the Actuals Visual Business Director data set on the Data-pxStrategyResult class has been replaced with a regular Decision Data Store instance. You can now quickly update or synchronize records in the Actuals data set with the Interaction History data set.

For more information, see Data Set rule form - Completing Data Sets and Aggregation on the Visual Business Director data set.

Visual Business Director service renamed to Real Time Data Grid service

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

To avoid confusion in the Pega Marketing application, the Visual Business Director service has been renamed to Real Time Data Grid service.

For more information, see Real Time Data Grid service.

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