Chapter 10. Adding rows and defining rules in guided decision tables

After you have created your columns in the guided decision table, you can add rows and define rules within the guided decision tables designer.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. In the guided decision tables designer, click InsertAppend row or one of the Insert row options. (You can also click Insert column to open the column wizard and define a new column.)

    Figure 10.1. Add Rows

    Add rows in the guided decision tables designer
  2. Double-click each cell and enter data. For cells with specified values, select from the cell drop-down options.

    Figure 10.2. Enter input data in each cell

    Enter data in individual cells
  3. After you define all rows of data in the guided decision table, click Validate in the upper-right toolbar of the guided decision tables designer to validate the table. If the table validation fails, address any problems described in the error message, review all components in the table, and try again to validate the table until the table passes.

    Note

    Although guided decision tables have real-time verification and validation, you should still manually validate the completed decision table to ensure optimal results.

  4. Click Save in the table designer to save your changes.

    After you define your guided decision table contents, in the upper-right corner of the guided decision tables designer, you can use the search bar if needed to search for text that appears in your guided decision table. The search feature is especially helpful in complex guided decision tables with many values:

    Figure 10.3. Search guided decision table contents

    Search guided decision table contents