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

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Filter and Test Expressions

You should use the Filter Expression to reduce the number of target shapes (or pages) to be tested. You can then use the Test Expression to apply to this reduced set in order to obtain a Boolean result.

A good way to understand how to write these expressions is to review the ones already created by Microsoft for the flowcharts and Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) templates. You can use Rules Tools add-in to review them interactively, or to create a report. For example, create a new flowchart diagram by going to Flowchart | Cross-functional Flowchart, and review the 11 rules already in the document in the Flowchart rule set.

In fact, the same rule set is applied to the Basic Flowchart and Six Sigma diagrams ...

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