We really want to adopt Pega 7 Express to grow adoption of Pega and to accelerate our DCO efforts. The following enhancements would be great additions:
The ability to setup "test" user accounts. Sometimes when creating an application I want to demonstrate a multi-user scenario (like a TestUser who enters a service request, a TestAgent who receives the request, a TestManager who approves the request). To accomplish this in today's solution I login as myself and switch portals or create a bunch of dummy users by creating some bogus GMAIL email accounts and inviting them to my application). It would be great if I could define test users for my application (as we do in regular development projects)
When creating a new Pega 7 Express application, the new application has by default a "Author", "Manger" and "User" access group...why doesn't the author have the "Developer" portal by default? It would be great if we could choose to add the developer portal to the author access group when defining the application.
When importing records into a data type, the only file type is CSV. I can guarantee almost everyone creates their sample data in Excel. PLEASE allow for Excel imports (I have spent way to much time palying around with column data formats to get Pega 7 Express to import my data records)
It would be great if the form editor gave me more options to arrange fields on the form. I.e., the form either shows all teh fields as a single column, or as a table. If I am gathering a lot of data from the user, I would rather be able to arrange fields within the section.
The application icon is really distorted- I have no idea what teh icon standards are, but we have a corporate logo that we would like to render at appropriate dimensions- can you make this more flexible?
Case Data Load- this may be a stretch but I would love to setup my case in Pega 7 Express and then have some way to create a spreadsheet upload that would allow me to "seed" the environment with a bunch of cases. This would allow me to quickly showcase the portal/metrics capabilities.
This is tricky to explain but seems like a bug: I created a data type "ActivityLevel" and also created a case step called 'Enter Activity Level' (the case step was of type Collect Data). I added the "ActivityLevel" to the form for the case step. However it appears to have defaulted to "Data Reference". When I run the form I cannot enter data...so I try to go back and edit the data type on the case form but the picklist for the data type is disabled. I tried removing the data form the form and re-adding it but it seems to now be stuck as a "Data Reference". This seems to be a bug.
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Re : Do you typically require a test user per role or do you need greater flexibility?
Re : This will be done by default in the next release. After we released 7.1.9, we found it was more common to grant access to Developer than restrict access so we will change our default generation accordingly.
Re : I will discuss this with our data and integration product owner.
Re : This is on our roadmap.
Re : We currently restrict the logo to 22x22px. If you would like to change this in the meantime, you can override the section Data-Portal-PegaExpress!pyPega7ExpressHeader in the Designer Studio and update the layout including the logo to include an image of your choosing. I will add something for more flexible logo support to our roadmap.
Re : We have had this as a lower priority item on our roadmap for a while now. Importing case data would be relatively straight forward but supporting case interactions with the imported cases would be more challenging (e.g. where in the process is it? are there any assignments? does it have any meaningful history?) Oftentimes, interesting case reports and dashboard gadgets are based on historical data and assignments so the level of complexity here depends on what you are looking for.