Document the rules that implement a feature to improve the traceability and
extensibility of your application. When you associate a feature with a rule, you can
conveniently check which elements exactly build your application, so that you can make
informed decisions when you decide to reuse a feature in another application.
example, you can associate a feature that represents your business process template for
reviewing loan requests with rules that define a case type, a service-level agreement, and an
email message. As a result, you get a holistic view of the elements that build your
Note: Associating rules with features is available only in Dev Studio
and is suitable for advanced developers that need a more detailed analysis of their
application elements. You can continue your low-code application development in App Studio without associating rules with features.
In the header of Dev Studio, click the name of the application, and then click
In the Features section, click the name of a feature.
On the Associated rules tab, click Add
In the Type field, press the Down arrow key, and then select a
rule type to narrow the list of rules that you can select.For example: Select Case Type.
In the Name field, press the Down arrow key, and then select the
rule that you want to associate with the feature.For example: Select Review loan request.
Tip: To narrow the list of results and help you decide which rule to choose
when more than one rule has the same name, you can enter a class name in the
Applies to field. Otherwise, the system autopopulates the
Applies to field.
Result: Your application manages the links between features and rules as
the development process advances. When you create a rule by copying or specializing another
rule, your application copies the links from the original rule to the features of the new
rule. For example, when you associate a Language pack feature with a Loan request case type
rule, and then copy the Loan request case type rule, your application automatically copies the
link between the Language pack feature and the new case type rule. When you delete, withdraw,
or block a rule, your application removes the links from the features.
The following figure
shows an association between a feature and a case type rule: