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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.


Use any of the methods outlined here to open the Model Wizard window.


Design > Package > Model Wizard

Context Menu

Right-click on Package or Model Root node | Add a New Model using Wizard

Keyboard Shortcuts



Project Browser caption bar menu | New Model from Pattern

Generate Business Rules Model from Model Wizard



See also


Select the 'Model Patterns' tab.


In the 'Technology' panel, click on 'Business'.


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


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.


  • 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

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