Rule Dialog - a Questionnaire Builder

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.

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The following documents describe the product:


Here is the 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. 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.

Your suggestions for improvements are very welcome!

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