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Defining Business Rules

Business Rules
definition of a Business Rule

Business Rules are primarily expressions which define the process flow. Activity Actions define the statements executed when loading, refreshing and saving Activity forms.

Expressions

Expressions
example of a link from a Gateway

Clicking on a link from a Gateway lets you define when that path will be followed.

Expressions
example of defining a Behaviour

For each link out of a Gateway, you can define whether a Behaviour always happens, whether it happens only if nothing else happens first (the default path), or based on the results of an Expression. The Behaviour is based on a Business Rule, and you can select, edit or create rules.

Expressions
example of an Expression

You can select an existing Expression or create a new one.

Expressions
example of an Expression using drag and drop

You can create an Expression by using a drag and drop.

Expressions
example of defining business rules

Then you can define your business rules.

Expressions
example of Reusable business rules

These can be set to be Reusable ...

Expressions
example of reusing business rules

... and can then be reused by any other part of the System.

Activity Actions

Activity Actions
example of selecting an Activity from existing Expressions

Selecting any Activity lets you define what happens during that Activity. You can decide what happens On Enter, On Save and On Exit, ie when you Submit. These can be selected from existing Expressions ...

Activity Actions
example of creating New Expressions

... or you can create New ones and Edit existing ones.

Activity Actions
applies to Events and Gateways

Activity Actions
applies to Events and Gateways

This also applies to all the Events and Gateways.