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Business Rules


Business Rule Modeling is available in the Business and Software Engineering edition and Ultimate edition of Enterprise Architect.

To model Business Rules in Enterprise Architect, you work through the following steps:

These steps are represented graphically in the following flow:

BRM RoadMap

Create a Business Rule Model

You can create a Business Rule Model from a template provided with Enterprise Architect. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. In the Project Browser, either:
  • Click on the New Model From Pattern icon in the toolbar
  • Right-click on a model root node and select the Add a New Model using Wizard context menu option, or
  • Right-click on a package and select the Add | Add a New Model using Wizard context menu option.

The Select Model(s) dialog displays.

  1. In the Select From field, click on the drop-down arrow and select Business Rule Model. Alternatively, if it is listed in the Technology panel, select the Business Rule Model item.
  2. In the Name panel, select the checkbox next to the Business Rule Model icon.
  3. Click on the OK button.

The following model structure is created in the Project Browser:

Business Root Model

The Business Rules Model diagram, shown below, encapsulates the components of the Business Rules model.

BusRule Model