Using Flow Charts

You can view rules and templates, and the components that comprise them, in a flow chart within the Rule Designer and the Template Designer. When you open a rule or template, you can move amongst the components that comprise it (for example, formulas, scripts, conditions, ranges, and loops) by selecting them in the flow chart. You can also increase or decrease the size of the flow chart to view or hide details of the components.

When you select a component in the flow chart, its properties, usages, and other information are displayed in tabs below the flow chart. As you move amongst the components, the tabs below the flow chart change. For example, if you open a business rule that contains a formula component and a script component, and select the formula component in the flow chart, the properties of the formula (its name, its description, and the application and application type to which it belongs), the usages of the formula (which rules and templates it is used in), and the text of the formula (the variables, members, and functions) are displayed in the tabs below the flow chart. Then if you select the script component in the rule's flow chart, the text of the script component, and its properties and usages, are displayed in the tabs below the flow chart.