Choose a rule type in Planning Business Modeler

In PerformancePoint Planning Business Modeler, a rule is an executable program element. Some Planning Business Modeler rules can be run directly by users, and other rules can only be run as part of a specific type of job. When a rule is run, it applies the actions that are written in the rule statement.

Each rule has a specific rule type and a specific rule set type. Rule type and rule set type are closely related. In general, rule set type determines the options that are available for a rule type. For information about what kinds of rules may belong to a particular rule set, see Choose a rule set type.

In addition to the attribute of type, rules have an implementation attribute. For more information, see About rule implementations.

The following topics provide links to more information about the types of rules that are supported in Planning Business Modeler.

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Element

Description

Allocation rules

Distributes a cost or resource (the source) across a specified member set that is called the destination. Allocation rules include single-model allocation, PullCrossModelAllocation, and PushCrossModelAllocation.

Assignment rules

Assigns values to cells in the cube space. An assignment rule performs the operations specified on the right side of the equal sign (=), and stores the result in the location specified on the left side of the equal (=) sign.

Consolidation rules

Consolidates account data in a multi-company scenario. There are two kinds of consolidation processes: with shares calculation, and without shares calculation. Both kinds include currency conversion and elimination of intercompany transactions. Consolidation with shares calculation also includes calculating percent consolidation and minority ownership.

Currency rules

Converts currency values from one exchange standard to another.

Definition rules

Performs calculations and assignments that are part of model definition.

Intercompany reconciliation rules

Balances transactions that occur between different partner entities in a parent company.

Outbound rules

Delivers data to an external destination.

Model variable rules

Updates the value assigned to a model property.

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