The standard application tools include tools for users and managers and for administrative and development activities.
In the Access Manager, the Tools tab is populated by the data transform rule pxPopulateTools. However, this rule can apply to another data transform rule, pyPopulateTools, which appends other tools that you define to the bottom of the Tools tab.
To add custom tools to the Access Manager, see the Pega Community article Adding custom tools to Access Manager.
The following table provides a list of standard application tools available in the system.
|Description or Link
|User & manager
|Tools intended for end users. These tools do not affect rule definitions.
|Add words to the spell checker dictionary. When authorized, an operator can right-click a word flagged by the spell checker and add it to the dictionary.
|Provide criteria on reports
|Provide selection criteria on reports. When authorized, an operator can view the Available Values tab on the Pick Values pop-up window when customizing criteria for a report.
|Administrative & development
|Tools intended for system architects and developers. They can affect the run-time system display and behavior for end users.
|Download SQL during import
|View and download SQL during application import for database administration.
|Enable automatic schema changes
|Enable automatic schema changes during application import.
|Lock and roll other applications
|Lock and roll other applications.
|Preassemble an application
| Run the static assembler on demand to preassemble an application.
Improving response time by caching rules with the Static Assembler
|Skim a ruleset
|Save the highest version of a rule into a new, higher ruleset version.
|Execute activity on page
|Execute an activity on a page on the clipboard.
|Use the feedback gadget
|Use the feedback gadget.
|Message queue management
|Modify JMS queue
|View, add, and remove messages on a JMS queue.
|View JMS queue
|View JMS message queue. For more information, see Admin Studio help.
|Modify MQ queue
|View, add, and remove messages on an MQ queue.
|View MQ queue
|View MQ message queue. For more information, see Admin Studio Help.
|Use the one-click property optimization wizard.
|Use the schema optimization wizard.
|Rules & rulesets
|Perform private checkout or check-in of rules.
|Configure system security policy settings
|Adjust the security policy rules for all operator IDs and passwords, mitigate brute-force attack with CAPTCHAs and audit levels.
|Rule security analyzer
|Use the rule security analyzer to search through non-autogenerated rules, to find specific coding patterns that may indicate a security vulnerability.
|Advanced tracer options
|Use tracer breakpoints and watch variables.
|Basic tracer options
|Use settings, configure tracer output, use play and pause, and view details for any row.
|Use remote tracer
|Use remote tracer to connect to another requestor session.
|Toolbar: Preview button
| An authorized operator can click the Preview button in Dev Studio.
|Toolbar: Run button
|An authorized operator can click the Run button in Dev Studio.
|Toolbar: Save As button
|An authorized operator can click the Save As button in Dev Studio.
|Live UI tool
|An authorized operator can click the Live UI tool.