0 Replies Latest reply on May 25, 2018 4:21 AM by Gibran Castillo

    Java 8, Drools 5.x and Drools 7.x

    Gibran Castillo Newbie

      I am using Drools 5.x (drools-compiler 5.2.1.Final, drools-decisiontables 5.4.0.Final, and drools-templates 5.4.0.Final; jbpm-flow 5.1.1.Final, jbpm-bmpn2 5.1.1.Final and with their respective dependencies) for my Java job, I build/run it with Java 1.7.0_21.  My current set up works properly.  I am using a decision table (spreadsheet).

       

       

      I am able to build/run my project with Java 1.8.0_162 using drools 5.x as described above; however, when the java job runs it loads the decision table (spreadsheet) but it does not fire up any of the rules, I am not getting an exception in the last line that gets executed:

       

       

          Properties props = new Properties();

         

          KnowledgeBuilderConfiguration configuration = KnowledgeBuilderFactory.newKnowledgeBuilderConfiguration(props);

         

          KnowledgeBuilder kbuilder = KnowledgeBuilderFactory.newDecisionTableConfiguration(configuration);

         

          DecisionTableConfiguration config = KnowledgeBuilderFactory.newDecisionTableConfiguration();

         

          config.setInputType(DecisionTableInputType.XLS);

         

          kbuilder.add(ResourceFactory.newClassPathResource(spreadsheetFile), ResourcType.DTABLE, config);  // last line executed and then job exists and completes successfully.

       

       

      Prior to the last line getting executed I put some debug logs and they show the following:

       

       

      >> Properties (props):  {}

       

       

      >> KnowledgeBuilderConfiguration (configuration): org.drools.compiler.PackageBuilderConfiguration@630cb4a4

       

       

      >> KnowledgeBuilder (kbuilder):  org.drools.builder.impl.KnowledgeBuilderImpl@239bof9d

       

       

      >> ResourceFactory.newClassPathResource(spreadsheetFile):  [ClassPathResource path='spreadsheet.xls']

       

       

      >> ResourceType.DTABLE:  ResourceType = 'Decision Table'

       

       

      >> DecisionTableConfiguration (config):  org.drools.builder.conf.impl.DecisionTableConfigurationImpl@150ab4ed

       

       

      >> DecisionTableConfiguration (config.getInputType()):  XLS

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      So I decided to upgrade from drools 5.5.0 to 7.5.0 and use kie-api/kie-ci; I had to do some refactoring because now drools is part of the KIE (Knowledge Is Everything) umbrella, see the code below:

       

       

          KieServices ks = KieServices.Factory.get();

          KieContainer kc = ks.getKieClasspathContainer();

          KieSession ks = kc.newKieSession("ksession-dtables");  //stateful session

          FactHandle fh = ks.insert(fact);

          ks.fireAllRules();

       

       

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      The packages and rules are loaded into the Knowledge Base but only the first rules fire up and then it stops, do I need to upgrade my decision table (spreadsheet) in order to work for drools 7.5.0 with Java 8?

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Any suggestions are welcome.

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Thanks!!