After Download

What To Do After You Downloaded OpenRules Decision Manager 

You reached this page after you already downloaded and unzipped the file “” from here or here. It means you already have the folder “OpenRulesDecisionManager” on your local hard drive. First, make sure that you have JDK 1.8 or higher installed – see the above Pre-Requisites.

To install the latest OpenRules Decision Manager on your computer, with your File Manager go to “OpenRulesDecisionManager/openrules.configand execute “install.bat” – just double-click on this file.

You need to have Internet connection as the installation will download different related products freely available for downloads. The installation may take up to 1-2 minutes based on your connection speed displaying all downloadable files at the “black” screen. There should be no red messages and at the end you will receive the message:

“OpenRules Decision Manager 8.x.y:    INSTALLATION  COMPLETED”

If you use Linux or Mac OS: The main difference with Windows is that to start any execution, you will use scripts like “install”, “clean”, “test” instead of “install.bat”, “clean.bat”, “test.bat”. Any problems? Contact – we will help.

Build and Run Decision Models. The workspace “OpenRulesDecisionManager” contains several examples of OpenRules projects (decision models) that can be used as prototypes for your own projects:

    • VacationsDays – this is an example of a basic OpenRules project
    • VacationsDaysLambda – this project demonstrates how to deploy the project VacationDays as AWS Lambda function
    • VacationsDaysSpingBoot – this project demonstrates how to deploy the project VacationDays as RESTfull Web Service and how to create a Docker image.

More decision model samples can be downloaded from here.

You can build and test a decision model by a simple double-click on the file “test.bat“.  For Mac or Linux, use the script-file “test“. When you try it for the first time, you may need to confirm that it’s safe to execute this script. If you make any changes in your Excel tables or configuration files, it will automatically re-build the model before running its tests. If it finds any errors, it will display them using the business terms pointing to the corresponding places in your Excel files.

After the successful build, “test.bat” will test your model against test-cases described in the file “Test.xls”.  When you execute the decision model, the Decision Manager produces a user-friendly execution protocol and explanation reports in the HTML format in the generated folder “report“.

Support Sessions. OpenRules, Inc. offers free fast-support online sessions to help you to start working with OpenRules.  Upon your request, an OpenRules expert will send you an invite to a remote-support session addressing your particular problem by studying it together with you on your own computer.