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 6.3.2 is available
The Release 6.3.2
enhances OpenRules Dialog with
new features that support highly dynamic questionnaires and adds new decisioning
and problem solving capabilities requested by customers.
December 5, 2014
Support for DMN Standard
RuleML 2015 , The 9th International Web Rule Symposium Aug 3-5 2015, Berlin
CP 2015: International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming Sep 16-18 2015 Ferrara, Italy
DecisionCAMP 2015, Oct. 2015, San Jose, USA
BBC 2015, Nov. 2-6, 2015, Las Vegas, USA
BBC 2014: Nov. 2-6, USA
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:
ORD - Getting Started: describes how to create a basic ORD questionnaire using an online credit card application as an example
ORD - User Manual: describes the main concepts and provides detailed instructions that help you install and use the product. It includes concrete examples of different web-based questionnaires.
ORD - Tutorial "Preparing a Tax Return using OpenRules Dialog": describes how to implement a web-based 1040EZ tax form.
Examples of web dialogs created with ORD:
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!