You can decide to use a rule template when you write a new business rule in PerformancePoint Planning Business Modeler. When you select the Use template or copy from existing rule option in the Create a New Rule dialog box, Planning Business Modeler displays the associated template in the Rule Expressions pane. A rule template contains all the text for a rule. To use the rule template, you must substitute actual values for placeholder expressions.
The form of a rule template depends on the rule implementation that is associated with that template.
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Templates that use SQL, MDXQuery, or MDXScript implementation
Templates for rules that have MdxScript, MdxQuery, or SQL implementation consist of a Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Expression Language (PEL) command statement followed by a collection of placeholder expressions. The following list provides more information about the elements of a template with a PEL command statement and placeholder expressions:
PEL command statement
For more information, see the documentation for each statement in PEL reference.
Placeholder expressions appear inside double angle brackets. For example, a placeholder expression for a Scenario dimension member might resemble this line.
The list of placeholder expressions in a template exactly matches the syntax signature of the command statement. Typically, the placeholder represents a dimension expression. However, the placeholder might instead represent a simple string or decimal number.
The following example shows a placeholder expression from the Intercompany Reconciliation template. This expression indicates that the dimension member must be the buyer entity for the intercompany transaction.
<<[Intercompany].[All Members].[Buyer Intercompany Member]>>
You can use the Fill Template Placeholders dialog box to fill each replacement expression in a predefined template. For information about how to use this dialog box, see Filling a placeholder in a rule template.
Templates for rules with native code implementation
To use rules that have NativeMDXScript, NativeMDXQuery, or NativeSql implementation, native rules must be enabled in the application by a Global Administrator. For more information, see Security requirements for SQL and MDX rules.
How do I?
The following topics show how to customize two financial process templates: