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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

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

Ribbon

Design > Model > Add > Model Wizard

Context Menu

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

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+Shift+M

Other

Browser window header bar | New Package icon.

Generate Business Rules Model from Model Wizard

Step

Action

See also

1

Select the 'Model Patterns' tab.

2

Click on the Perspective drop-down arrow and select 'Requirements | Business Rule Model'.

3

Click on the 'Starter Business Rule Model' option. If you prefer, you can read the information on this model in the right-hand panel.

4

Click on the Create Pattern(s) button.

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

A Business Rules Modeling (BRM) model shown in the Project Browser in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

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 Unified 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:

    Example Model > Analysis and Business Modeling > Business Domain Model > Business Rule Model > Business Domain Model      and > Defining Business Rules

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