The rule types in the Integration Services category support service interfaces between Pega Platform and external systems.
- Service File rules
Use Service File rules to define a package of rules for importing the contents of character-based files into your Pega Platform system. This facility can import a wide variety of record-oriented files to create or update objects in your system, including text files, Comma-Separated-Value files, and completed PDF forms.
- Service JMS rules
The JMS integration interface supports interactions between your Pega Platform application and other systems through the Java Message Service (JMS). The Pega Platform supports JMS through both services and connectors. JMS services can receive (consume) messages from a JMS topic or queue and produce responses to those messages.
- Service SOAP rules
Pega Platform supports Web service interactions with external systems by using the SOAP messaging standard. Use SOAP service rules when your Pega Platform applications need to act as a web service.
- Service REST rules
Representational State Transfer Protocol (REST) applications use HTTP instead of the more complex SOAP protocol to make calls between machines. The REST integration interface in the Pega Platform supports interactions with external systems through Web services.