Using URL Paths With Rules

Last Updated: 05/04/2018 Introduced in Version: 2.0

Decisions URL’s paths system were designed to provide user with powerful navigation control in the System between Folders, Flows, Rules, Pages, Reports, Forms and much more using wide variety of additional options like Security and View.

Rules

There are several options in Decisions to run Rules and Truth Tables using URLs.

First option is to use Rule’s or Truth Table’s Id.

To get Rule Id we locate Rule’s Thumbnail in the Folder where our rule located. From Thumbnail we click Action and select Manage > Get Rule ID

getRuleId

Same for the Truth Table except we select Manage > Get Truth Table ID from Thumbnail’s Action menu.

getTruthTableId

From the resulting pop-up window we copy Id string to the clipboard.

For Rule:

copyRuleId

For Truth Table:

copyTruthTableId

To run our Rule by Id we need to use RuleId parameter with our base URL like:

http://localhost/decisions/Primary/?RuleId=7ec7403d-57b1-4003-8148-4700ea024bc0

runRuleByIdUrl

To run our Truth Table by Id we are using TruthTableId parameter:

http://localhost/decisions/Primary/?TruthTableId=14297558-6910-43ef-8bb5-eccb62b61147

runTruthTableByIdUrl

Our Rule and Truth Table run with REST and return us xml formatted output.

Rule’s Output:

runRuleByIdResult

Truth Table’s Output:

runTruthTableByIdResult

Another option to run Rule or Truth Table from URL is to use path. For Rules we use RulePath parameter and for Truth Tables we use TruthTablePath parameter with our base url.

For our Rule from previous example URL would be:

http://localhost/decisions/Primary/?RulePath=Flow+Demos%2fTest+Rule

And for Truth Table:

http://localhost/decisions/Primary/?TruthTablePath=Flow+Demos%2fTest+TruthTable

Also for more integration details we can call Rule’s or Truth Table’s Api using URL. As well, we can do it using Id or Path as first parameter for our URL and Action parameter as second. We need to pass viewapi value to Action parameter.

For instance to call Integration Details page for our Rule from previous example our URL would be:

Using Id – http://localhost/decisions/Primary/?RuleId=7ec7403d-57b1-4003-8148-4700ea024bc0&Action=viewapi

Using Path – http://localhost/decisions/Primary/?RulePath=Flow+Demos%2fTest+Rule&Action=viewapi

viewApiForRule

And for our Truth Table:

Using Id – http://localhost/decisions/Primary/?TruthTableId=14297558-6910-43ef-8bb5-eccb62b61147&Action=viewapi

Using Path – http://localhost/decisions/Primary/?TruthTablePath=Flow+Demos%2fTest+TruthTable+&Action=viewapi 

viewApiForTruthTable

We can also open Rule Designer to edit our Rule or Truth Table using URL. To accomplish it we are using RuleId  parameter with Action parameter. We need to pass Edit value to action parameter in the URL.

Example:

For the Rule our Url should look like:

http://decisions/decisions/Primary/SL/#RuleId=a7005b6e-3aac-47d6-99fb-c092322acdb3&Action=Edit

ruleEditLink

 

And it opens the Rule Designer:

ruleEditorOpens

For the Truth Table our Url should look like:

http://decisions/decisions/Primary/SL/#RuleId=3262575a-17e8-471d-9088-7a15ee06742e&Action=Edit

truthTableEditLink

 

And it opens the Rule Designer:

truthTableEditorOpens

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