About Version 7
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Updates 7.0.1 (Mar 1, 2021)

  • [DT-029972] Delete Entities Step Not Respecting Query Parameters 
Entity Step Behaviors
Version 7.0.0 was removed from the releases site and replaced by Version 7.0.1 to reduce potential risk of data loss resulting from the Delete Entities Step. 

Decisions 7.0.0 (Feb 18, 2021)

Version 7 introduces new architectural changes and design improvements for enhancing customer experiences. To download, navigate to the releases website.

Version 7 .NET Core 3.x Architecture Change
  • ALL custom libraries will need to be recompiled for .NET Core
  • Custom assemblies will need to be re-written
  • Modules were updated using .NET Core and may require design refactoring

To begin building steps in .NET Core for the Decisions tool, visit the SDK Overview.

The new default location to add custom SDK steps:
C:\Program Files\Decisions\Decisions Server\modules\Decisions.Local\CoreServicesDlls

IMPORTANT FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
  • Keep current back-ups of the database(s), Settings.xml file, Keys.dat file, and File Storage.
  • The .NET library architecture change requires an "uninstall" of v6 ahead of installing v7.
  • Multi-Tenancy (MT) is NOT currently supported in v7.
  • Running v6 and v7 with the same database is NOT supported.
  • Upon upgrading to v7, downgrading back to v6 is NOT supported.
  • Projects using XML/XSD data structures may require remapping on upgrade due to Decisions architecture change to .NET Core. 
  • V6 custom less files are not supported for use in V7
  • V7 Web Service Integrations requires the installation of the .NET Core 2.1 SDK
  • SignalR was introduced into v7.3+; this software library allows server code to send asynchronous notifications to client-side web applications. Customers running v7.x via IIS will need to enable Websockets before upgrading

Considering an Upgrade?
Learn more about Version 7 Features ahead of Installing Decisions.

Please also refer to the Features not Available in V7 section below.

7.0 Main Features

  • .NET Core Architecture
  • Portal, Studio, and Designer Look and Feel
  • Hosting Options
  • Integration Enhancements
  • Data Designer and Design Patterns
  • Simple Forms and Associated Controls
  • Active Form Flows
  • Global Debugger
  • Open Source and New Modules
  • Mobile App
  • Help Center with Support Chat
  • DMN/BPMN Support
  • Runtime Editable Charts
  • Report Downloading In Local Built-In Format
  • Rule Table
  • Browser Scrolling Options For Pages
  • Open API Integrations
  • Log Reader

Visit Version 7 Features to learn more!

Features Not Available in 7.0

  • Agent - cloud to site infrastructure agent used in some deployments
    Available in 7.1
  • AD SSO - Active Directory sync and authentication is fully supported in 7.0
    Decisions built on .NET Core (vs .NET Framework), thus AD sign-in without login page is unsupported
  • Custom Login Pages
    Require new process due to platform architecture change
    Available in 7.5
  • Restarting Services from the System Folder - Removed due to app hosting challenge; IIS option is tied to app pool, Self-Hosting option is tied to Windows Service.
    Feature retired
  • WCF
    In the last several years, Microsoft has systemically phased out WCF support.
    Decisions platform may call WCF services, but no longer offers Flows and Rules as WCF services
    REST is the preferred API mechanism
  • Sharepoint versions prior to "Online"
    Version 7 supports Cloud-hosted versions of Sharepoint out-of-box
    Custom integrations to Sharepoint are possible for customers using older versions.
    Custom modules can be found and added to the new GitHub Modules site.
  • Non-Admin User Running The Service
    Decisions Windows Service only utilized by Self-hosting installation type
    Support for domain and restricted users: Sep 2021

Supported Modules

  • ActiveMQ
  • AmazonWebServices
  • AzureServices
  • Equifax
  • Exchange (2019+ versions)
  • Experian
  • FHIR
  • Foreign Exchange
  • HL7
  • HubSpot
  • iCal
  • IBMMQ
  • Kafka
  • MSMQ
  • Office365
  • Okta
  • Powershell (via remote connection)
  • QRCodes
  • R
  • Sharepoint ("online" version)
  • Salesforce
  • SAML
  • Sharepoint
  • Slack
  • Telephony
  • USPS

Unsupported Modules

  • MSCRM
  • MSCRM2011
  • OPC
  • SymantecSMP
  • SCCM
  • SCO

Resolved DTs

  • [DT-028810] Hierarchical Report Does Not Receive Data From Parent Report
  • [DT-028910] Assignment Double Emails
  • [DT-029075] Enable SHA256 signing in SAML Auth
  • [DT-029103] Enhancements on step output Change Value pick options in Add Item to List Step
  • [DT-029197] MongoDB Module Fetch Documents Step Can't Deserialize BSON ObjectID
  • [DT-029335] Improved Performance On Assignments Worked via Mobile
  • [DT-029525] Chrome=off enhancement to persist when logging back in with Auto Lock Timeout



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