How about a utility activity @baseclass to invoke a Data Transform rule in a flow using the utility smart shape?
Currently, we do an inline set of properties and invoke data transform rule in the connector shape configuration in a flow. Many a time in doing so, we inadvertently hide or introduce business logic which becomes a maintenance challenge and lends an opportunity to sneak a logic errors.
To mitigate such issues, I believe we can have a utility activity @baseclass called “pzApplyDataTransform” a final rule which takes two parameters 1. Activity Name 2. Page Name context in which the Data Transform rule to run. I see some tangible advantage in having this utility activity;
1. Avoid hiding business logic under the connector shape configuration and make the business logic transparent in the flow-through utility smart shape.
2. The flow will be descriptive, having inline property sets put in a Data Transform rule.
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