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Editable list of build-on application features

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Pega Platform™ now provides you with an option to edit the list of features in your application stack. Now you can define the order of the features to generate application documentation that lists the features by their priorities instead of the time of creation. For example, you can reorder the features when you want to communicate to your stakeholders which elements are top priorities.

For more information, see Learning about feature order.

Enhanced Wait shape

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Pega Platform™ now supports the enhanced Wait shape that configures the case to wait for the resolution of all child cases instead of only the child cases of a specific type. When you set up the Wait shape to stop a case until it reaches a certain status, you can decide whether the shape considers statuses from a whole case life cycle, or only the statuses after the wait begins. The enhanced Wait shape provides you with greater control over resolution of your cases. 

For more information, see Pausing and resuming processes in cases in Dev StudioPausing and resuming processes in cases in App Studio.

Connect to Amazon SageMaker models in Prediction Studio

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Make the most of your custom Amazon SageMaker models in Pega Platform™ by connecting to the models in Prediction Studio. You can then run the Amazon SageMaker models as part of your decision strategies.

For more information, see Enrich your decisioning strategies with H2O and Amazon SageMaker predictive models (8.4).

Import H2O models to Prediction Studio

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Make the most of your custom H2O models in Pega Platform™ by importing them to Prediction Studio. You can then include the H2O models in your decision strategies.

For more information, see Enrich your decision strategies with H2O and Amazon SageMaker predictive models (8.4).

Support for auditing adaptive model decisions

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Pega Platform™ now stores all adaptive model scoring data so that you can identify the source of each decision, such as the exact model version that was used for scoring. With this feature, you can ensure that your application is auditable, transparent, and in compliance with regulatory requirements related to using adaptive models.

For more information, see Configuring the Adaptive Decision Manager service.

Create predictions in Prediction Studio

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Predict customer behavior and business events by creating predictions. To create a prediction, you answer a series of questions about what you want to predict. For example, you can create a prediction to determine the likelihood of customer churn.

For more information, see Create predictions in just a few clicks (8.4).

Anypicker control is now available

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

The new Anypicker control displays a drop-down list of values that you can group into expandable categories for faster browsing. To save time and improve search accuracy, the Anypicker control filters the available values based on the characters that the user enters.

For more information, see Adding an Anypicker control.

Referencing Rule tool in Dev Studio

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

The Referencing Rule tool now runs in Dev Studio without the need for Adobe Flash Player. This enhancement integrates the Referencing Rule tool into your work environment, which improves productivity by reducing context switching.

For more information, see Finding rules by dependency.

PDF/UA support

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

PDF documents that you generate in Pega Platform™ are now in PDF/UA format. This enhancement improves accessibility for users who rely on assistive technology, such as screen readers.

For more information, see Setting PDF file versions.

Upgrade impact

With an upgrade to Pega Platform 8.4 and later, the underlying PD4ML library in Pega Platform changes from v3.10 to v4.x. Following an upgrade, most standard HTML-CSS conversions to PDF work seamlessly; however, if you use the following custom coding in their application to convert HTML to PDF, you may find that PDF generation works differently than expected or no longer works:

  • Application layer Java in activities that directly link to the underlying PD4ML library
  • A Rule Utility Function
  • PD4ML tags in HTML fragments

For example, the following PD4ML proprietary CSS keywords are no longer supported in v4.x:

  • pd4ml-page-break-border-top
  • pd4ml-page-break-border-bottom

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

After you upgrade to Pega Platform 8.4 and later and find your PDF generation works differently than expected or no longer works, you should consult the latest documentation available at pd[4]ml support site. You may also consider using the Compact CSS instead of the application skin for PDF generation; for details, see Creating PDF files by using a compact style sheet.

Custom activities protection

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Unauthorized users can no longer access or use custom activities. This enhancement improves system security and makes application maintenance more intuitive.

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