Validate rules - Completing the New or Save As form

Validate rules - Completing the Create, Save As, or Specialization form

Records can be created in various ways. You can add a new record to your application or copy an existing one. You can specialize existing rules by creating a copy in a specific ruleset, against a different class or (in some cases) with a set of circumstance definitions. You can copy data instances but they do not support specialization because they are not versioned.

Create a validate rule by selecting Validate from the Process category.

Key parts:

A validate rule has two key parts:

Field Description
Apply to Select a class to which this validate rule applies. Typically, validate rules in business process applications apply to a class derived from the Work- base class or Data- base class.

You cannot create rules with Work- as the

Apply to

class. Instead, choose a class derived from Work-, such as a work type or work pool container class. In many cases, the Save As dialog box defaults a container class for this field. See Copying standard rules from the Work- class.

The list of available class names depends on the ruleset you select. Each class can restrict applying rules to an explicit set of rulesets as specified on the Advanced tab of the class form.

Identifier Enter a name for this validate rule, starting with a letter and containing only alphanumeric characters.

Rule resolution

When searching for instances of this rule type, the system uses full rule resolution which:

  • Filters candidate rules based on a requestor's ruleset list of rulesets and versions
  • Searches through ancestor classes in the class hierarchy for candidates when no matching rule is found in the starting class
  • Finds circumstance-qualified rules that override base rules
  • Finds time-qualified rules that override base rules

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