Rule Dialog - a Questionnaire Builder

Rule Dialog (ORD), a special add-on that allows non-technical users to create web-based questionnaires with complex dynamic interaction logic.



OpenRules 6.4.0 Supports DMN FEEL and Interchange

The Release 6.4.0 supports major expressions defined by DMN FEEL 1.1 and is capable to extract all decision tables from a DMN XML file and generate the proper OpenRules decision tables in Excel.  A new workspace "openrules.dmn" with many DMN-oriented examples is now included in the standard OpenRules installation.

July 20, 2016

OpenRules Wins 10th International Rule Challenge

OpenRules®  "What-If Analyzer for Decision Modeling" won 10th International Rule Challenge Award at RuleML-2016.

July 8, 2016


Forrester Research, Inc.

"OpenRules have the most-aggressive approaches to business-expert authoring and typically requires less developer support than IBM ILOG, FICO Blaze Advisor, and JBoss BRMS.

Market Overview: Business Rules Platforms


Rule Dialog (ORD) is a software product built on top of OpenRules® BDMS. It allows non-technical people to develop and maintain web-based questionnaires (dialogs) using only Excel and without a need to learn complex web programming techniques.

A questionnaire is a web application that can be described by a subject matter expert in terms of pages, sections, and different types of questions and answers.  Layouts of pages, sections, questions, and complex relationships between them can be expressed in a very natural way using simple and intuitive Excel tables. 

ORD is included in the standard complete OpenRules® installation.


The following documents describe the product:

Examples of web dialogs created with ORD:

Dialog Samples

ORD is highly customizable and expandable. Only basic concepts, (dialog, page, section, question, answer) are hard-coded in Java as a part of OpenRules Forms. The business and presentation logic for building complex questionnaires is presented in predefined Excel-based rule templates and layouts available for learning and changes. Thus, ORD is completely open-sourced.

ORD already includes a set of Questionnaire Templates that will be expanded by OpenRules and its customers.


Your suggestions for improvements are very welcome!




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