Chapter 9Alternatives for Incorporating Business Rules

Key Skills & Concepts

Anatomy of a Business Rule

Implementing Business Rules in Data Models

Limitations on Implementing Business Rules in Data Models

Functional Classification of Business Rules

This chapter explores business rules, methods for implementing business rules in data models, and the limitation on implementing business rules in data models.

The Anatomy of a Business Rule

In “Defining Business Rules—What Are They Really” (www.businessrulesgroup.org/first_paper/br01c0.htm, July 2000), the Business Rules Group defines a business rule as follows. “A business rule is a statement that defines or constrains some aspect of the business. It is intended to assert business structure ...

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