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Types of Business Rules

Business rules not only have different formats, they also have different purposes for rules.

Structural : Terms and facts that can be represented in entity/relationships

–Term: Word or phrase that has a specific meaning

  • Business Terms — Like Checking Account
  • Common Terms — Like Last Name or cell phone

–Fact: Expresses a relationship between terms

  • Example:

–A customer bought a brand of a cell phone from particular Best Buy

–Didn’t buy just a cell phone, they bought a brand of a cell phone

Derived

–Inference: Uses logical inductions or deductions

–Calculation: Uses specified mathematical algorithm

  • Guideline — Suggestions, warn transactions that don’t follow the rule

–Uses SHOULD HAVE or SHOULD BE IN LIST

  • Constraints — Restrictions, reject transactions that don’t follow the rule

–Uses MUST HAVE or MUSH BE IN LIST

  • Action-enablers — Runs condition upon find them true

–IF <condition> THEN action

Process

  • Rules that direct the movement through a process flow
  • Distinguish process flow rules from the business logic rules that determine the values of the parameters which the process flow is directed on

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Mabel Oza

Mabel Oza

Blockchain Engineer @WellsFargo . My opinions do not reflect my company. Making the financial world more secure, accessible, and transparent.

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