Intelligent Advisor 21A Monthly Update 2 : As we roll round the calendar heading into the Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and Spring in the North, the Oracle Intelligent Advisor team has once again been hard at work producing the second of the monthly updates. The version number has increased to 188.8.131.520 – and the build is dated as Monday, 12 April 2021 06:15.
Whats new in Intelligent Advisor 21A Monthly Update 2, then? The public documentation gives us a clue. It is an enhancement in relation to Translation files. In fact, these files have been getting quite a lot of love recently, so it is worth our while reviewing both the new feature introduced in Intelligent Advisor 21A Monthly Update 2 as well as the other features introduced recently as well.
The enhancements are in respect of unused translations. An unused translation is usually synonymous with a model that has evolved to render some translated content no longer applicable or required. Well, now you can see the state of affairs directly in Oracle Policy Modeling:
And, if you update the translation files to the new Intelligent Advisor 21A Monthly Update 2 format, you can see the information directly in the Excel file, via the traditional red flag.
I’m not entirely sure why standard message translations should be flagged as unused but you get the idea. The column on the right lets you filter to find the unused content.
Still on the subject of Translations, the previous monthly release also gave us another enhancement, whereby you can now trace a translation back to it’s original source Value List without having to delve into Oracle Policy Modeling.
In the example above, you can see the name of the Value List in the new column.
Remember that if you upgrade and do not see these new columns in your Excel translation files, you should update them first so that they are rewritten, and the new columns should be visible:
It’s always good to see little touches being brought to Oracle Policy Modeling. It’s enough to make you remember that it is not going anywhere in the short term – in spite of the new Decision Service Authoring features.