AccountingIntegrator 2.3.0 Release Notes

New features and enhancements

New features specific to AccountingIntegrator

Rule Engine Docker

Rule Engine can now run in Docker. Running your Rule Engine system in Docker makes it easy to quickly install, build, test, and run Rule Engine instances in containers. AccountingIntegrator supports Docker version 1.17.x. For more information, see the AccountingIntegrator Installation Guide.

Rule Engine log file

Rule Engine now generates a Log file, providing centralized messages from temporary files, console, etc.

This management of the file follows the usual log4j life cycle (archives and cyclic management).

It can be viewed from the admin UI when the Rule Engine Server is linked to the Rule Engine.

Rule Engine audit traces

The audit trace headers are enriched to allow the AI Suite Studio sampler to identify the input of a given set of outputs.

Rule Engine Configuration

The Rule Engine can now retrieve the currently deployed configuration as xml files (to be imported in AI Suite Studio), containing :

  • The currently deployed configuration as mvt.xml
  • The internal tables configuration as table.xml

Rule Engine Installation

The installation uses CobolIT by default

License management: a warning is displayed in the log file when the allowed maximum number of instances is reached

Rule Engine Server

The user can manage the language for the Rule Engine reports. For instance, if the Rule Engine is installed in English, the reports may be generated in French.

The dynamic instances created by the Rule Engine Server may be automatically deleted, without any impact on manual instances created by the administrator in the same folder.

REST APIs expose the Rule Engines' states, allowing the automation system to take them into consideration

The Rule Engine Server log manages the different RuleEngine instances , providing their identification in the messages

Common features to AI Suite

AI Enabler

The user can automate the configuration deployment:

  • AI Enabler includes the financial export into the Rule Engine configuration, to be stored in the configuration Repository.
  • AI Enabler can automatically push the Rule Engine configuration to the configurationRepository.

Configuration Repository

The AI configuration management is enhanced :

  • To take into consideration the Financial export in the AI configuration
  • To automate its import through a REST operation

AI Suite main changes:

  • The configurationRepository is compliant with 2.3.0 audit trace header structures
  • Relationship definitions are upgraded to Datastore definitions
  • The configuration administrator should be able to manager on an easier way the configuration deployments, because the configuration version is now incremented when the formatter is changed
  • The user is able to configure the new AI Suite Studio component

The installation and configuration are easier, the topography links are automatically generated between the components, taking into consideration their types:

  • Designer is linked to all InterPlay, Datastore Runtime components
  • Datastore Client is linked to all Datastore Runtime components
  • Report Server is linked to all Datastore Client, InterPlay, Designer, Rule Engine Server, and Administration components.

Administration

Event management now offers new facilities:

  • An access through a list of interactions are available.
  • The selection of one interaction provides the list of the events concerned with that interaction
  • User preferences can be set for the list display : customizing the columns order, their size and width ...
  • Display all details of an event

Report Server security

The security of all communications between Report Server and Datastore or InterPlay is ensured through REST API.

The user can now automate the reports templates management through a REST API.

Designer

Navigation is now easier, using direct links between the objects

The user can configure the new AI Suite features:

  • AI Suite Studio sampler configuration
  • Datastore reconciliation configuration

The importDocuments and exportDocuments operations now allow Designer to handle remote data, using a URL for the files to be imported or exported:

  • importDocuments and exportDocuments: URL support for data file transfer.

The automatic configuration synchronization with the AI Enabler is now possible using new operations: transformConfiguration

The automatic configuration synchronization with configurationRepository is now possible using new operations :

  • deployConfiguration: deploys the configuration from Designer to the configurationRepository

Known issues

Infrastructure Services - Rule Engine server simulation in cluster does not work

Description

If you run a simulation on an environment with the Rule Engine Server in cluster, it will fail because of the component URL. Some events will be triggered by the second node and they will have the URL of first node.

The response from the server is built using the component URL. If you use a proxy for the component URL, the results will point to the proxy. If you use a simple proxy and the processing was done with the second node and the GET request goes to the first node, the request will be in error.

Resolution

Configure the proxy so that if a GET request fails for a node, it should try the same request for another node before failing the request.

Documentation

This section describes documentation enhancements[, known issues,] and related documentation.

Documentation enhancements

A set of documents has been added to AI Suite, relating to the new product AI Suite Studio:

  • AI Suite Studio Installation Guide
  • AI Suite Studio Configuration Guide
  • AI Suite Studio User Guide

The AccountingIntegrator documentation set includes the following documents:

  • AI Suite Concepts Guide HTML PDF
  • AI Suite Deployment Guide HTML PDF
  • AI Enabler User Guide HTML
  • AI Suite Studio Installation Guide HTML
  • AI Suite Studio Configuration Guide HTML
  • AI Suite Studio User Guide HTML
  • AccountingIntegrator Installation Guide HTML PDF
  • AccountingIntegrator User Guide HTML
  • AccountingIntegrator Security Guide HTML PDF
  • Rule Engine Reference Guide PDF
  • Rule Engine Operations Guide z/OS PDF
  • Rule Engine Exits and External Calls PDF
  • Rule Engine Error Messages Guide PDF
  • Rule Engine Installation Guide z/OS PDF
  • Axway Supported Platforms
  • Axway Interoperability Matrix

Support services

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