November 2016 Release New Feature Review #2
Part One of this series of what’s new in the November 2016 release release can be found here.
Continuing our review of new features in the latest version of the Oracle Policy Automation family, OPA 12 – November 2016 Release; some of the most interesting new features concern the user interface as we were discussing last time round. There are a couple of things I want to applaud loudly (having often spent time making them happen in earlier versions).
- The ability to create image groups. We have all seen them on modern websites. Instead of a row of radio buttons or a list, we have icons. The icons have two states : clicked or unclicked. The user “gets the idea” in about 2 seconds flat:
These now can be created purely from the Oracle Policy Modeler interface. No more need for image sprites, CSS or anything else. I am disappointed though that the “hover” state is not supported.
The slider and the image group are just two of the new graphical features. The third one I am going to talk about today also will make our lives (and those of our consumers) much more fun. The capability to have dynamic update of an attribute, live, on the same screen as the source attributes, is very nice indeed. The November 2016 release is shaping up to help Interview designers!
Next time we will look at some great new features in the back end of OPA 12 – November 2016 Release! Until then, have a great day! Remember that you can always find the latest news of what is new in Oracle Policy Automation / Intelligent Advisor in the official documentation right here.