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.

 

BusinessRootModel

 


Example Diagram

The Business Rules Model diagram generated at the top level of the model and shown below, encapsulates the components of the Business Rules model.

BusRuleModel

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

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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