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Microsoft Visio 2010 Business Process Diagramming and Validation by David John Parker

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Validation of process diagrams

Validation ensures that the diagram is compliant with the required business logic by checking that it is properly constructed. Therefore, you need to be able to verify that the rule set being used is the one that your business requires. Visio will not provide instant feedback at the moment when you transgress a rule. However, it will check your diagram against a rule set only when you select Check Diagram. It will then provide you with feedback on why any given rule has been broken.

Some of the Validation API can be accessed via the Process tab on the Diagram Validation group, but there is more that is available only to developers, thus enabling you to automate some tasks if necessary.

The first group on the Process ...

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