Nov 2, 2018

Creating a new validation rule

Pulse comes with a number of built-in rules that identify common pitfalls that may slow the system or make support difficult.

Naming conventions are also validated allowing you to build consistent and easy to maintain systems.

All of these validations can be changed and added to according to your own best practices. This article will explain you how to create a new rule.

Validation rules examples

To see all existing validation rules, from the Pulse web client go to Administration and then Validation Rules, you can click on any rules to see the settings:

How to create a new validation rule

To create a new rule, just click the New button and then fill all the rules information:

  1. Rule Type: defines the type of validation rule, it can be applied against a name of an object or a rule and process.
  2. Name: Rule name.
  3. Enabled: if the rule is enabled.
  4. Description: Rule description.
  5. Remedy: Write how to fix it.
  6. Location: Enter the type of object or location for the validation rule, for multiple options separate by a comma.
  7. Regular Expression: Define the regular expression (a special text string for describing a search pattern) that will be used to search for the offending name or piece of code.

    More information on Regular Expression:

  8. Level: A number from 1 to 100, with 100 being the highest, that specifies the importance of the rule. In the validation report values of 50 or higher are errors and below 50 are warnings.
  9. Case Sensitive: Whether the rule should be case sensitive, for rule and process validation this should be false.
  10. Finally click the Save button.

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