Chapter 5. Technology preview

This section lists features that are in Technology Preview in Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7.8. Business Central includes an experimental features administration page that is disabled by default. To enable this page, set the value of the appformer.experimental.features property to true.

Important

These features are for Technology Preview only. Technology Preview features are not supported with Red Hat production service level agreements (SLAs), might not be functionally complete, and Red Hat does not recommend to use them for production. These features provide early access to upcoming product features, enabling customers to test functionality and provide feedback during the development process.

For more information on Red Hat Technology Preview features, see Technology Preview Features Scope.

5.1. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.x deployment on restricted networks

You can use Operator Lifecycle Management to deploy Red Hat Process Automation Manager on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.x on restricted networks that do not have a connection to the public Internet.

For more information about deployment in a restricted network, see Deploying a Red Hat Process Automation Manager environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform using Operators.

5.2. Deploying a high-availability authoring environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.x

You can deploy a high-availability Red Hat Process Automation Manager authoring environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.x using the operator.

5.3. Dashbuilder runtime

Dashbuilder runtime is a new add-on standalone web application and it is distributed as a WAR to run the dashboards on Red Hat JBoss EAP. If you have access to dashbuilder runtime, you can explore the dashboards created in Business Central. The following list provides a summary of dashbuilder runtime:

  • After creating dashboards using datasets and pages, you can export these dashboards from Business Central using custom export.
  • You can import, access, and run the dashboards which are exported from Business Central in a dashbuilder runtime.
  • Dashbuilder runtime accesses the KIE Server REST API to run the queries from imported KIE Server datasets.

5.4. Case modeler

Case modeler in Business Central now includes the new process designer. It provides the option to model a case as a sequence of stages so it is simple to define a case model at high-level. Case modeling supports three types of tasks: human tasks, sub-processes, and sub-cases.

Note

The case modeler in Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7.8 is a Technology Preview feature and is disabled by default in Business Central. To enable the case modeler preview in Business Central, in the upper-right corner of the window click SettingsRoles, select a role from the left panel, click Editors(New) Case ModelerRead, and then click Save to save the changes.

5.5. Prediction Service API

You can use the Prediction Service API to provide a prediction service that assists with human tasks. The prediction service can use AI. For example, you can use Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) models or Statistical Machine Intelligence and Learning Engine (SMILE) to implement the service.

5.6. Enhanced search capabilities

Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7.8 provides enhanced search capabilities, including flexible search criteria for tasks, process instances, and cases. For more information, see Designing and building cases for case management.

5.7. OpenShift operator installer wizard

An installer wizard is provided in the OpenShift operator for Red Hat Process Automation Manager. You can use the wizard to deploy a Red Hat Process Automation Manager environment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with the operator.