Chapter 6. Adding columns to guided decision tables

After you have created the guided decision table, you can define and add various types of columns within the guided decision tables designer.

Prerequisite

Any data objects that will be used for column parameters, such as Facts and Fields, have been created within the same package where the guided decision table is found, or have been imported from another package in Data ObjectsNew item of the guided decision tables designer.

For descriptions of these column parameters, see the "Required column parameters" segments for each column type in Chapter 7, Types of columns in guided decision tables.

For details about creating data objects, see Section 3.1, “Creating data objects”.

Procedure

  1. In the guided decision tables designer, click ColumnsInsert Column.
  2. Click Include advanced options to view the full list of column options.

    Figure 6.1. Add columns

    View column options in the *Add a new column* window
  3. Select the column type that you want to add, click Next, and follow the steps in the wizard to specify the data required to add the column.

    For descriptions of each column type and required parameters for setup, see Chapter 7, Types of columns in guided decision tables.

  4. Click Finish to add the configured column.

After all columns are added, you can begin adding rows of rules correlating to your columns to complete the decision table. For details, see Chapter 9, Adding rows and defining rules in guided decision tables.

Figure 6.2. Example of complete guided decision table

Example of complete guided decision table