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How and why to use Rules Inspector

Updated on May 3, 2020


The Rules Inspector tool provides a quick and interactive way for you to identify and inspect a form’s underlying harness, section, flow action and property rules as well as the associated HTML and property dependency networks. 


  1. From the Developer portal menu, select Run > Rules Inspector
  2. Select any or all of the inspector options (HTML rules, Property Rules, Declarative Rules) to enable rule inspection. 
  3. A check mark appears for each selected option.   All user forms immediately display the icons associated with each selection until you turn that option off.

  1. On the form, hover the mouse pointer over an icon to display the tool tip identifying the underlying rule.


  1. Click the Inspector icon to open the link and display the rule, HTML or Dependency Network.
  2. De-select the menu option to end rule inspection.

Note: The Rules Inspector is a development and debugging tool. Leaving this feature continuously turned on during development slows your session.
By design, the Rules Inspector does not mark a few internal-only rule instances (HTML rules in the Data-Gadget class, for example).

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