Setting rule status and availability

Set rule status and availability to elaborate on the usage information that you provide, and ensure that users interact with the correct version of your rule at run time.

  1. Open a rule by searching for it or by using the Application Explorer.
  2. In the header of the form, next to the short description, click the rule status or availability label.
  3. In the Availability list, select an option to control how your application selects the rule during rule resolution.

    You cannot change the availability of some rule types, such as classes and rulesets, which are always available to users.

    The rule is considered during rule resolution.
    Not available
    The rule is excluded from rule resolution, and validation logic is disabled so that you can continue to edit the rule even if there are errors.
    The rule is considered during rule resolution but stops processing and returns an error to the user if it is selected.
    The rule is considered during rule resolution but users cannot extend the rule by copying it to a different ruleset, unless the ruleset is a higher version of the current ruleset.
    The rule and all instances with the same name, in previous versions of the same major-version ruleset, are excluded from rule resolution.
  4. In the Status list, select an option to indicate how users interact with the rule.
    Users provide standard input parameters to this rule and receive standard return values or results.
    Users are discouraged from using this rule, because it is no longer supported.
    Users can override the rule to provide custom functionality.
    Users can select this rule as a starting point to save time when they create a rule.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Save.