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Toolbar for Invocation Editor

When an Invocation expression is selected, the DMN Expression window toolbar provides options specific to that expression type.

Toolbar Options

This table provides descriptions of the features accessible in the DMN Expression window when an Invocation is selected.

Options

Description

See also

Click on this button to save the configuration to the current Decision or BusinessKnowledgeModel.

Click on this button to edit parameters for the Business Knowledge Model.

Applicable to Invocation value expressions, for both Decision elements and Business Knowledge Model (BKM) elements.

Click on this button to synchronize with the invoked BKM. For example, if the BKM changes name, parameters, outputs or types, click on this button to synchronize these changes.

Applicable to Invocation value expressions, for both Decision elements and Business Knowledge Model (BKM) elements.

Click on this button to set or change a BKM as an invocation.

Applicable to Invocation value expressions, for both Decision elements and Business Knowledge Model (BKM) elements.

Click on this button to open the invoked BKM in the DMN Expression window.

Applicable to Invocation value expressions, for both Decision elements and Business Knowledge Model (BKM) elements.

When a BKM is implemented as a Decision table, it could define multiple output clauses; the invocation on this BKM might have to specify which output is requested.

Click on this button to list all the available outputs in a context menu; the currently configured output is checked.

Perform validation of the Invocation.  Enterprise Architect will perform a series of validations to help you locate any errors in the Invocation definition.

DMN Expression Validation

This button is enabled when the Invocation is defined for a BusinessKnowledgeModel.

Select the 'Input Parameter Values for Simulation' tab, complete the fields and click on this button. The test result will be presented on the Decision table, with the runtime values of inputs and outputs displayed and valid rule(s) highlighted.

You can use this functionality to unit test a BusinessKnowledgeModel without knowing the context and later on invoked by a Decision or other BusinessKnowledgeModel.

Menu options are available for this toolbar button. For more information, see the Simulate DMN Model Help topic.

Input Parameter Values for Simulation Simulate DMN Model