The Oracle Policy Automation (OPA) team is pleased to announce that OPA Release 18C (12.2.12) is now available for both public and private cloud customers.
There are three new REST services that can be used by system integrators to completely automate the process of moving projects through the policy deployment lifecycle. These REST APIs are:
For further details, see the REST API for Oracle Policy Automation 18C.
A new locale function has been added which allows policy modelers to write rules and change interview behavior based on the user’s locale. This enables intuitive experiences in every language by providing images, policy material and site redirection that can be different per language. It also simplifies maintenance by having conditional logic that knows the interaction language for the user experience.
In addition, language aware list sorting is now available which ensures that translated lists of values appear in alphabetical order in the end user's language.
Interview designers can now provide a filtered drop down list or text buttons to select a product, or to make a selection from any other set of related objects in the application data model. This feature is beneficial for large data sets where filtering the entities is essential for efficient data entry. OPA interview extensions can be used for more advanced configuration.
Interview designers can now specify year ranges for multi-input date and datetime controls relative to the current year. Relative years are useful where the date range should be kept in synchronization with the current year and removes the need to update the control each new calendar year. A mixture of fixed and relative dates can be used.
It is now possible to build deployable snapshots using the Oracle Policy Modeling command-line build tool (OPMBuild.exe). This enables the automation of the delivery lifecycle for changing policies.
TrueType fonts are now supported in form fields in a PDF form template. (Previously, fonts used for form fields would only be embedded in the output PDF document if the font was a BI Publisher predefined font.) This improvement means that there will be a more consistent text appearance between the PDF form template and the generated PDF form.
There are now two separate deployment options for web services:
This distinction enables the prevention of interview service deployment for projects that contain incompatible features.
Note that when a site is upgraded for the 18C release, any projects that are currently deployed to web service will be deployed to both assess services and interview service.
Public cloud: You can upgrade your testing sites at any time via Oracle Cloud Portal Service Cloud Configuration Assistant. All sites will be automatically upgraded according to the published schedule.
A summary presentation of the key features and benefits in this release can also be found on OTN.