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Report Browser removed from Designer Studio

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.9

The Report Browser and Access landing page have been removed from Designer Studio. In Designer Studio, developers can create, edit, and test reports by using the Report Definition rule form.

The Report Browser is still available in the Case Manager portal.

New field types in Form Builder

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.9

You can create forms in Form Builder that include the following field types:

  • Data reference – Prompts users with a list of data records or instances of a specific data type.
  • User reference – Prompts users to select or search for an existing user in the application.

For more information, see Data references in Form Builder and User references in Form Builder.

Reusable components in Form Builder

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.9

You can reuse an existing form or data reference when creating a form. By referencing the existing fields in your application, you save time and build forms that are easier to maintain. Refer to the Reuse fields panel in Form Builder to view all of the fields, forms, and data references in your application.

For more information, see Reuse fields panel in Form Builder.

Support for enterprise and express applications

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.9

When you run the New Application wizard, you can create two types of applications:

  • Enterprise – A full-scale application that has access to all the capabilities in the Pega 7 Platform.

    By default, enterprise applications are developed in Designer Studio, but users have access to express mode.
  • Express – A small-scale application that has access to a subset of the capabilities in the Pega 7 Platform.

    Express applications are developed in express mode, and are ideal for new users or for quickly testing functionality.

For more information, see Express applications.

BIX performance improvements for CSV output in the Pega Cloud

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

BIX performance has been enhanced to download up to 25 GB of data per hour for extracts from a BLOB-less class table for CSV output. This high-throughput option is available only for Pega Cloud instances that use a Postgres database. This option is used automatically for these types of extracts.

When this option is used, the –x and –c command-line options for BIX are not supported, and the checkSum field in the manifest summary is not populated. If you need these options, you can revert to the previous implementation by using a setting in the prconfig.xml file.

For more information, see BIX high-throughput data downloads in the Pega Cloud.

Design templates in Pega Express

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

You can now use design templates to control the layout of form fields in Pega Express. Use the form builder Layouts tab to select a layout for the form and organize the fields in the layout regions.

For more information, see Adding a design template to a form in Pega Express.

Configure additional email accounts for Pulse notifications

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

You can now configure individual email accounts for each application for which you want to send Pulse email notifications. For example, you can configure a specific email account to send Pulse notifications for an HR Services application, a Release Management application, and so on.

For more information, see Configuring Pulse notifications on additional email accounts

Enhancements to email approvals in a case

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

The following enhancements have been made to email approvals in a case:

  • In Designer Studio, you can quickly access the correspondence rule to customize the email template by clicking the Configure email template link on an approval step.
  • In Designer Studio, you can add or remove the fields that are displayed in the approval email by customizing the associated Review view.
  • In Case Designer, you can now quickly enable email approval when you click an approval step and route it to another user without having to switch to Process Modeler if you are working Designer Studio or switching to Designer Studio if you are working in express mode.
  • Recipients of email approvals can quickly open cases by clicking the links to the related cases that are provided in the emails.

For more information, see Email approval enhancements in a case type.

Approval emails now contain links to cases

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

Emails that you receive to reject or accept a task in a case now contain a link to the case. You can click this link to quickly open a case for which you receive approval emails.

Text area field supports rich text

Valid from Pega Version 7.2.1

You can now configure a text area field on a form to collect plain or rich text from users at run time. By customizing the way that users provide information, you can create cases that display data in different formats and styles.

For more information about the supported options for text area fields, see:

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