In addition to the attributes of a rule, the righthand pane of the Rules window displays the input/output data elements of
the rule, its control conditions, and whether it triggers a rule set:
- I/O data elements identify the input, output, and input/output fields for a rule.
- Control conditions identify the conditions that govern the execution of a rule. A rule may be executed, for example, only when the value of
the State Field is California. Rules that execute conditionally are identified in the Rules pane with symbol.
- A trigger is a rule that causes another business process to be started. After the triggered process completes, the triggering process
may either continue or terminate. The Valid Phone Number rule in the rule set Validate Input might trigger the rule set Update
File, for example. Triggering rules are identified in the Rules pane with a symbol.