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Add the security checklist to applications created before 7.3.1

Valid from Pega Version 7.3.1

The security checklist is now automatically added to applications. You can manually add the security checklist to applications that were created in earlier versions.

You can improve the security of your application by completing the tasks on the checklist.

The following task reflects the procedure on how to manually add the security checklists to Designer Studio prior to 7.3.1:

  1. In the header of Designer Studio, click the name of the application, and then click Definition.
  2. Click the Documentation tab.
  3. In the Application guides section, click Add guide.
  4. In the Application guide& field, enter pxApplicationSecurityChecklist.
  5. Click the Configure icon in the Available in column and select the portals (App Studio and Dev Studio) that you want to add the security checklist to.
  6. Click Save.

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.

Expose properties in Decision Data Store

Valid from Pega Version 7.3.1

You can now expose properties in Cassandra-based Decision Data Store data sets. With this solution, you can update single properties in extended customer analytic records (XCAR) without having to update the full customer record.

For more information, see XCAR in Decision Data Store.

Enhancements to bulk editing options for unversioned propositions

Valid from Pega Version 7.3.1

Bulk editing options for unversioned propositions have been enhanced to allow the use of Excel for editing. You can export and import unversioned propositions into Excel by using the Import wizard. Additionally, data types replace decision tables as the new storage format for unversioned propositions.

For more information, see Data type management and Proposition management enhancements.

Reuse existing propositions across applications

Valid from Pega Version 7.3.1

You can reuse existing propositions from built-on applications by using a new wizard to copy proposition groups across applications. This wizard gives you more options and flexibility when you define the business hierarchy in your application.

For more information, see Proposition management enhancements.

Integrated Application Security Checklist helps you deploy a secure application

Valid from Pega Version 7.3.1

Pega® Platform now provides an Application Security Checklist that you can refer to when you prepare your application for deployment. By completing the recommended tasks in this checklist, you can track your progress, access instructional information for tasks, and verify that your configurations are secure.

For more information, see Preparing your application for secure deployment, Compliance Score tab, Designer Studio — Home page.

Migrate DDS data across various schema versions

Valid from Pega Version 7.3.1

You can use multiple versions of a single Decision Data Store (DDS) data set type in different applications that run on the same Pega® Platform instance and efficiently move data across those versions even if the underlying data schema is different. This solution improves the data management process and simplifies the reuse of existing data.

For more information, see Decision Data Store migration.

Support for PMML version 4.3 in predictive models

Valid from Pega Version 7.3.1

You can now leverage predictive models in the Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) version 4.3 by importing them into predictive models on Pega® Platform. Pega Platform utilizes a large part of the PMML standard with the exception of some PMML 4.3 features that are not supported in the Predictive Model rule.

For more information, see Support for PMML version 4.3 in predictive models and Creating a predictive model.

Emit remaining event strategy data at the end of a data flow run

Valid from Pega Version 7.3.1

Data flows have been updated to prevent data loss in event strategies. By default, when a batch or a real-time data flow stops and it contains an event strategy with Tumbling windows, all of the events that are in the Tumbling windows are emitted. Event emission triggers further processing in the event strategy, like aggregations and joins.

For more information, see Enhancements to data flows that contain event strategies and Event Strategy rule form - Completing the Event Strategy tab.

New aggregation functions in event strategies

Valid from Pega Version 7.3.1

You can use new functions in event strategies to build standard and complex aggregations. With new aggregation functions you can detect additional patterns in streams of data and deliver actionable insights.

For more information, see Adding aggregations in event strategies.

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