Export Rules to a File
The new Smart Client 2016 has a new Export button in the Rules editor to export the current list of rules for an Item Type to a file.
Use case: How to export rules to a file
Have you ever needed to investigate what rules are applicable to an item (such as an Incident or Change)? Where they are, the client side or server side? What actions are related to a rule, etc.?
This information exists but is not easy to find and/or navigate in the rule editor, especially as sorting and sequence can be an issue.
Now Smart Client 2016 has a new Export button in the Rules editor to export the current list of rules for an Item Type to a file, to make our life easier. From the rules per item type, the button is located in the top menu:
By clicking it will start the export process:
The format of the resulting rules export file is JSON, which can be read using an Add-on in your Firefox/Chrome browser or you can just use Wordpad, Of course the json file can be formatted to a different type of output using a custom program; below is an example of a single client side rule for Incident in both Wordpad and Firefox:
We are escaping the characters for the json export, so the Conditions and Actions sections in the output are complete and readability is improved.
In case there are multiple rules in the export file, you can now separate these, and sort and sequence them to create a logical flow, which makes it much easier to see what is happening when to an Item record and its fields.
For more information please consult with your local PROLIN support representative.