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Generate a Business Rules Model

The Business Rules Model captures:

  • The rules that apply to a business process
  • The business tasks or objects that the rules take effect on, and
  • The actual processing that takes place to apply the rules and produce a decision or result

As a very useful starting point in setting up your Business Rules model, you can generate the model structure and initial components using the Enterprise Architect Model Wizard.

Access Project Browser | New Model From Pattern  toolbar icon > Model Patterns, or

Project Browser | Right-click model root node | Add a New Model using Wizard > Model Patterns, or

Project Browser | Right-click Package | Add | Add a New Model using Wizard > Model Patterns

Generate Business Rules Model from Model Wizard

Step

Action

See also

1

In the Technology panel, click on Business Rule Model.

2

In the 'Name' panel, select the checkbox next to the 'Business Rule Model' icon.

3

Click on the OK button.

A Business Rules Model structure is generated in the Project Browser, as shown.

Example Diagram

This Business Rules Model diagram was generated at the top level of the model and encapsulates the components of the Business Rules model.

Notes

  • Business Rule Modeling is available in the Business and Software Engineering edition and the Ultimate edition of Enterprise Architect
  • To see an example of a Business Rules model, open the EAExample model provided with the installer, and expand:

    Project Models > Analysis and Business Modeling > Business Domain Model > Business Rule Model > Business Domain Model and > Defining Business Rules

Learn more

Learning Center topics

  • Alt+F1 | Enterprise Architect | Business Modeling | Business Rules | Getting Started
  • Alt+F1 | Enterprise Architect | Business Modeling | Business Rules | Example Model
  • Alt+F1 | Enterprise Architect | Business Modeling | Business Rules | Rule Model Example
  • Alt+F1 | Enterprise Architect | Modeling Languages | Business | Business Rule Model