A shortcut lets you share a business rule across applications without having to create a copy of the rule for each application. When you create a shortcut to a rule, the shortcut provides a cross reference to the rule.
You can also use a shortcut to deploy a business rule to other applications than, or in addition to, the one for which the rule was created. By default, when you deploy a business rule, it is deployed to the application for which it was created.
You can create shortcuts only for business rules.
To create a shortcut for a business rule:
If you want to open an Operational Planning business rule, after you expand the Rules node, expand the Calculation Type node that contains the business rule with which you want to work.
Select the option buttons next to the calculation types, plan types, and databases for which you want to create a shortcut. You can select multiple calculation types, plan types, and databases in multiple applications belonging to the same application type.
A business rule's name must be unique in an application, so the application in which you created the business rule is not displayed in the Create Shortcut dialog; you can only create a shortcut for a business rule in another application. Further, any applications containing a business rule with the same name as the rule you want to create a shortcut for do not display in the Create Shortcut dialog.
A shortcut to the rule is copied to the calculation type, plan type, or database you selected. The shortcut appears as an upward arrow in the lower left of the rule icon.