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Decision Models

Enterprise Architect provides the Decision Tables facility as a simple method of applying the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard to model how a decision is made, and generate code for the decisions.

This example illustrates how you could model a decision on an insurance Risk Rating based on the applicant's age and medical history.

An example decision table in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

On the diagram containing the Activity or Action element that owns the table, you can replace the element shape with the Decision Table itself, showing the rules as either columns or rows. You specify the table format, or whether to redisplay the element shape, using options on the element context menu.

Enterprise Architect also supports a more extensive and complete implementation of the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard; see the DMN Modeling and Simulation section of the Help.

Access

Ribbon

Design > Impact > Decisions > Manage Decisions

Context Menu

On a diagram:

  • Right-click on Activity element | Simple Decision Table | Decision Table or
  • Right-click on Action element | Simple Decision Table | Decision Table

Notes

  • The Decision Tables facility is available in the Corporate, Unified and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect

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