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Ruleset Data Object

18th July 2016

Sean Hoppe Consulting Group

In a previous tip, we discussed how to populate the User Reference values in your Rulesets.  This current post shows how the RDO values can be used in your Business Process that executes the transformation.

Before we learn how to properly configure the Business Process, let’s dig a little deeper into the Ruleset, where we’ve populated the User Reference variables in the env (environment) category.  Not only can you use the User Reference variables, you can also use any variables contained within the user-defined glb (global) category!  This may be more ideal, as you can create your own variables with any name.

If you are unfamiliar with the glb category, it is populated from the Ruleset Data Object. The Ruleset Data Object (RDO) is used to create and house reusable variables that can be added to the global root (glb) set of variables in a Ruleset.  This allows you to pre-populate variables and their values, to be available in a Ruleset.

For example, pre-configure the RDO to include Account Numbers for your trading partners with initial variables or variables without values to make them easily available for use with your Ruleset, as shown below.

Amazon Ruleset Data Object

To add a Ruleset Data Object to your Ruleset, select the Add Data Object button in the Variable tab’s toolbar.

Add Data Object Ruleset Data Object

Choose your desired Ruleset Data Object to make it available in the variables tab.

glb category in Ruleset

Now, you can populate your Invoice Numbers, Order Numbers, or any other value that you want to use in your Business Process.

In our next tip, we’ll discuss how to configure your Business Process to use these values.

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