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Designing applications for reuse and extension

Updated on May 31, 2022

Save time and speed up your application development process by designing your applications for reuse and extension. When you create reusable elements, such as rules and classes, you can implement them again in future projects, to make your work more efficient.

For example, if you create a rule that defines a service-level agreement, you can include this rule in any future cases that you design. At the same time, you improve the flexibility of your projects because you can select from specific elements that your current business project requires.
  • Relevant records for rule reuse

    Relevant records are rules that Pega Platform automatically marks for reuse in App Studio, or that application developers manually designate for reuse in Dev Studio. By using relevant records, you configure your application with developer-approved rules, improve its quality, and reduce development time.

  • Installing components

    Install a component to make a reusable feature available to applications on your system.

  • Creating a configuration set

    Allow users of your application to change application settings at run time by creating configuration sets. As a result, users can adjust an application to their business needs in a no-code way. You also provide software that is easier to maintain and update, as configuration sets minimize the need for rule overrides and custom rule changes.

  • Referencing properties

    Provide the data necessary to process your cases by referencing information in the form of properties. When you refer to a property, your application calls a specific piece of information, such as a customer phone number or an address.

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