How to Define Business Rules

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A business rule is an agreed statement as to how the business (and thus the business information) is handled. Business rules define which states (of the database), and which transitions between states are allowed. Business rules are enforced by means of constraints, decisions, and batches.

Business rules can be of several types, e.g. a rule can be a restriction, deduction, instruction (i.e. to explain functionality to end-users), presentation (what the application should look like), or warning.

To define business rules:

1.From the menu bar, choose TeamWork, Definition, Business Rules and Processes, or double-click Business Rules in the catalog.
The Business Rules and Processes window appears.
2.Enter a unique identifier (ID) for the rule. Use an ID that will not need to be updated when you reorganize your model. You can use letters, numbers or a combination.
3.In the Description field, enter a full textual description for the business rule. Business rules are best described in natural language which is clear, concise and non-technical.

 NOTE: Do not use this field for remarks (use Notes instead).

USoft will automatically:

Assign the new business rule to the current repository version.

Stamp your user name and the date/time into the fields for change logging on the Status tab.