In general, Index classes are used to provide alternate access to selected instances of other classes. These serve a similar function as database indexes, but are not related to database indexes. Further, instances of Index- classes are maintained by Declare Index rules. The Index-CircumstanceDefinition class that you are referencing is a standard out of the box class that Pega provides to support the ability to search and report on circumstance-qualified rules.
This is what I have understood from above information. Let me know if I'm wrong.
When we create a circumstance rule by using a property, that property will be added to Index-CircumstanceDefinition class inorder to improve searching of circumstance qualified rule during rule resolution.
Posted: 6 years ago
Posted: 27 Oct 2015 20:53 EDT
Abhijith Kolanakuduru (Abhijith_CLSA_v62)
Pega Certified Lead System Architect
That is how Pega architected circumstancing concept. In my opinion, it's not to improve searching of circumstance qualified rule during rule resolution; but to find the circumstanced rule during rule resolution. Hope this helps.