Braam Smith (BraamCLSA)
Partner Success Tech Lead - APAC
Pegasystems Inc.
BraamCLSA Member since 2012 100 posts
Posted: October 29, 2020
Last activity: October 29, 2020
Posted: 29 Oct 2020 1:17 EDT
Last activity: 29 Oct 2020 6:49 EDT

App Studio [8.4] capabilities for those who have only known Dev Studio [LSA Data Excellence]

Here are some of the other features of App Studio as of Pega 8.4, not discussed in other questions, that will be of interest to LSAs who are accustomed to doing everything in Dev Studio:


Visualize your Case Data model

... from the Data explorer:

Visualization of your Case Data Model

Add to your Case Type Data Model

... as you configure a View in your Case Type lifecycle. New properties in your Case Type data model can reference other Data Types, promoting a Composition-driven Data Model.

Configure views for your Case Type lifecycle steps in real-time

... whilst working through the lifecycle of a case. Choose a pre-defined Layout Template to organize the information captured or displayed. This produces User Interfaces comprised of Fields in Layout Regions which are more resilient to Upgrades, and which can more easily accommodate adjustments to the application's User Experience without large-scale refactoring. This includes transitioning to Pega's Cosmos Design System available from Pega 8.5.

Template-driven View composed of other Views

A Template-driven View configured in App Studio, composed of other Sections as reusable components

Reusable Template-driven Views also configured in App Studio

The reusable component is also a Template-driven View configured in App Studio

Entry-level data integrations using JSON-over-REST

... can be implemented in App Studio on your application's Data Types, including a visual mapping tool for mapping properties between your application data model and the integration message format

Visual mapping between the JSON integration message and the Application Data Object ... in App Studio


Discussion on this topic was sought from the LSA Data Excellence (Pega 8.4) webinar conducted in July 2020. The webinar and its full set of discussions that arose from it are available at LSA Data Excellence: Webinar, Questions & Answers

***Edited by Moderator: Pooja to add Developer Knowledge Share tag***
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