Rule Dialog - a Questionnaire Builder
Rule Dialog (ORD), a special add-on that allows non-technical users to create web-based questionnaires with complex dynamic interaction logic.
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Rule Dialog (ORD™) is a software product built on top of OpenRules® BDMS. It allows non-technical people to develop and maintain web-based questionnaires (dialogs) using only Excel and without a need to learn complex web programming techniques.
A questionnaire is a web application that can be described by a subject matter expert in terms of pages, sections, and different types of questions and answers. Layouts of pages, sections, questions, and complex relationships between them can be expressed in a very natural way using simple and intuitive Excel tables.
ORD™ is included in the standard complete OpenRules® installation.
The following documents describe the product:
ORD - Getting Started: describes how to create a basic ORD questionnaire using an online credit card application as an example
ORD - User Manual: describes the main concepts and provides detailed instructions that help you install and use the product. It includes concrete examples of different web-based questionnaires.
ORD - Tutorial "Preparing a Tax Return using OpenRules Dialog": describes how to implement a web-based 1040EZ tax form.
Examples of web dialogs created with ORD:
ORD is highly customizable and expandable. Only basic concepts, (dialog, page, section, question, answer) are hard-coded in Java as a part of OpenRules Forms. The business and presentation logic for building complex questionnaires is presented in predefined Excel-based rule templates and layouts available for learning and changes. Thus, ORD is completely open-sourced.
ORD already includes a set of Questionnaire Templates that will be expanded by OpenRules and its customers.
Your suggestions for improvements are very welcome!