Definition

Object

Group

Definition

Explanatory Text

Synonyms

Rule

Business

A specific mathematical or logical expression which can be evaluated to determine specific behaviour.

Rules are of several types: they may be derived from methods to determine the control flow of a process when it is being designed and executed; they may be used as the input parameters of processes (eg, imputation rules, edit rules); and they may be used to drive the logical flow of a questionnaire. There are many forms of Rules and their purpose, character and expression can vary greatly.

 


Attributes

Name

Description

Cardinality

Value Type

Name 1..1Text
DescriptionA description of the rule, including information about its use and relationship to methods, etc.1..1Text

Algorithm

The rule expressed as an algorithm.

0..1

Text

Rule Type

A type taken from a controlled vocabulary.

0..1

Text

System Executable Indicator

Whether the rule is formatted to be executed by a system, or is only documentary.

0..1

Binary