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

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Chapter 7. Creating Validation Rules

In the last chapter, we finished creating a tool to allow us to manipulate rules in Microsoft Visio 2010 Premium in the following ways:

  • Review rules
  • Edit rules
  • Create rules
  • Test rules
  • Import rules
  • Export rules

In this chapter, we will use this tool to create rules for structured diagramming. We will look at common ShapeSheet functions that will be useful for rules, and the new Validation functions.

We will also go through different scenarios for creating rules, especially with regard to Filter and Test Expressions.

Overview of the document validation process

The user can initiate the validation process by clicking the Check Diagram button on the Process tab. The process will clear any existing issues for any changed ...

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