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Create, Save As, and Specialization forms

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.4

The familiar “New” and “Save As” forms have been streamlined to make record creation faster and more intuitive. You can easily target a specific layer in your application stack, interactively define the record’s configuration and select only those circumstance definitions that make sense for your use case.

While the underlying behavior for creating a record is not new for this release, the redesigned UI of these forms and new defaulting strategy for fields is worth noting:

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To launch these forms, use one of the new options found in the action area of the form header:

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Note that not all record types support the ability to specialize by circumstance.

For more guidance on how to use the Create, Save As and Specialization forms, please refer to: Intuitive record creation and specialization

Redirect users to logout screen

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.4

New applications built in Version 7.1 will automatically redirect users to the PRPC login page upon logout.

 

A new template, Web-Session-Return-Template, has been added, to allow developers to customize their applications to redirect users to a logout page, if they wish.  This template can be copied to a ruleset visible to unauthenticated requestors (via node configuration) and used to override Web-Session-Return.

Identify, install, and manage hotfixes with the Hotfix Manager

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

Hotfixes are packages of files that address issues in Pega 7 and in participating Industry Applications. With Hotfix Manager, you can:

  • Scan your system for installed and missing critical hotfixes and create a report that you can provide to Pegasystems Support for diagnostic purposes.
  • Review the descriptions and contents of hotfixes.
  • Install, rollback, and commit hotfixes.
  • Manage hotfixes that include schema changes or require other special handling.

The Hotfix Manager replaces the Update Manager Hotfix Installer and System Scanner, both of which are deprecated. For more information, see Hotfix Manager identifies, installs, and manages hotfixes to Pega 7 and participating Industry Applications.

Enhanced product rule form for easy application packaging

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

The enhanced product rule form allows you to add applications in Delta mode, which includes only the patch version of the rulesets that comprise the application rule. You can also use Global exclusions to exclude one or more rules that are not associated with a ruleset version.

These enhancements allow easy packaging of non-versioned rules that are often deployed separately and reduce the need to manually add them later.

For more information, see Product rules - Completing the Contents tab.

Delegate rules and data types

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

You can delegate business-facing application assets, such as paragraphs, decision tables, and data types, to your business line by using a new delegation process. Delegated records are displayed in the new Configuration dashboard on the Case Manager portal.

Enhanced text-editing experience

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

The enhanced text editor simplifies your text-editing tasks inside Designer Studio. It includes support for:

  • Color coding and syntax highlighting
  • Tag and bracket matching
  • Auto-indent
  • Search

You can use the new editor to edit a variety of rules, including basic text files and utility functions.

New context menu in the ruleform header

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

A new context menu has been added to the Applies To class in the ruleform header. This menu provides the following links that are related to the current rule:

  • Show in App Explorer – switches the Application Explorer to the Applies To class of the current rule.
  • Open in class record – opens the Applies To class definition.
  • View in data designer – opens the Data Designer for the Applies To class.
  • View inheritance – opens the inheritance display for the Applies To class.

Merge multiple branches at the same time

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

Enhancements to the Merge Branches wizard provide support for the merging of multiple branches at the same time. Additionally, the Merge Branches wizard now uses the latest user interface design.

Enhanced Expression Builder

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

Several enhancements have been made to the Expression Builder. The Expression Builder is displayed in multiple locations and guides you when creating construct arithmetic and logical expressions in your application.

Enhancements to the Expression Builder include:

  • An updated text editor
  • A navigational pane that displays functions in available libraries and properties within a selected page
  • The ability to drag functions and properties into the text editor
  • The ability to search for properties and non-internal functions
  • The ability to select properties and functions from prompts in the text editor
  • Automatic bracket-matching
  • Syntax highlighting

Data page automated unit testing

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.8

Automated unit testing for data pages now provides a guided way to create and modify automated unit test cases for data pages. Test cases are created by running the data page and converting to a test. Unit tests compare the expected value of a property with the property’s actual value on the data page.

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