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Pega 7 Express is available on-premises

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.9

You can now experience Pega 7 Express by switching your enterprise application from Designer Studio to express mode. By default, users with access to the Developer portal can switch between these two development environments. You can also create an express application to work in express mode exclusively.

Trial versions of Pega 7 Express continue to be available on the cloud. To view the documentation for both the cloud and on-premises environments, see Getting started with Pega 7 Express.

Access to Pega 7 Express from within Designer Studio is not supported on mobile devices.

Unicode-enabled database for international language support

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

The Pega 7 Platform database has been enhanced to natively support Unicode multibyte character set encoding when using Postgres on Pega Cloud. This enhancement allows you to store data in languages such as Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.

Change the type of an existing field

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

You can now change the type of an existing field on the Data model tab of a case type or data type, resulting in a more efficient development process at design time. If there are any validation issues when changing a type, an error message is displayed, and the type cannot be modified by using this method.

For more information, see:

Open authoring for rule forms has been removed

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

Open authoring for rule forms has been removed. You can now edit decision tables and map values by using the application and supported browser of your choice; Microsoft ActiveX controls are no longer required. In addition, support for external XML, HTML, and Java IDE editors has been removed.

Pega Express application views simplify portal creation

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

Pega Express application views offer a simple, intuitive authoring experience for portals. Application view templates support responsive application development and offer mobile-specific templates. You can create portals by selecting from a predefined set of application view templates.

For more information, see Application views.

Rule form search

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

You can now search for content within some rule forms by clicking Search rule on the Actions menu. The search results and the tabs of the rule form that contain the search results are highlighted.

For example, you can find the properties that are used in a when condition inside an activity without navigating to each tab, when condition, transition, and method in the activity.

Delegate service-level agreements

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

You can now delegate service-level agreements (SLAs) to your business line by clicking Actions > Delegate. You can also delegate circumstanced versions of SLAs.

For more information about delegations, see Delegating a rule or data type.

Circumstance a rule by different properties

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

You can specialize or circumstance a rule by a different property even if the base rule is circumstanced by another property. This flexibility can help address cases where the same rule needs to be circumstanced by different properties. When you circumstance a rule by different properties, the circumstanced versions of the rule must be in different rulesets or Applies To classes.

You can circumstance a rule by a different property in the same ruleset, but in a higher version, by withdrawing the existing circumstanced versions.

For more information, see Circumstance a rule with different properties or templates.

Usability improvements in Pega Express

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

The following enhancements have been made in Pega Express to improve your development experience:

  • Case Designer now has an option to create a case so that you can quickly test changes to the configuration of your case types.
  • There are fewer steps in the process for configuring a dynamic view.
  • Some controls on the screen have been repositioned for easier access and support for users who are not using a mouse.
  • Some elements on the Life cycle tab of Case Designer support keyboard navigation when you use the Tab, Enter, Right Arrow, or Left Arrow keys.
  • The status of a case can be set at the assignment level.

For more information about these changes, see:

Add charts to reports

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

In Pega Express, you can now add charts to reports and edit existing charts. Select from a wide range of chart types and subtypes to meet your business needs.

For more information, see Adding or editing charts.

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