Rule Design Properties


In EDC Studio, you can use the Properties panel to manage your object definitions. The fields available in the Properties panel depend on which type of object or definition you’re editing.

This article reviews properties for Rules. For details about properties of other design object definitions, see About the Properties Panel.

Using the Properties Panel

To view the Properties panel, click on the row of the object record you want to edit. Note that for Rules, clicking the name of the object opens the Edit Study Rule dialog. Click anywhere else in the row to open the Properties panel for a Rule.

  1. Click to open the Properties panel of the object record you want to edit.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Make your changes to the editable properties.
  4. Click Save.

The Actions, General, Rules, and Rule Scope sections are collapsible. To expand or collapse a section, click the Arrow button.

Editable Properties

The following table lists all available properties in the Properties panel. The Editable column indicates whether or not you can edit a property value.

Property Description Editable Objects
Name The Name of the rule. Yes All Rules
Description The Description displays in the Rules tab in Studio, as well as in EDC Tools > Query Rules. This is for reference only. Yes All Rules
Expression Displays the expression associated with a rule. Yes (from Edit Rule dialog) All Rules
Actions Lists the number of actions associated with a rule. No All Rules
Within Current Event Group Select this checkbox on an Add Event, Add Form, or Add Item type rule to add the Event, Form, or Item only within the current Event Group. Yes Add Event & Add Form Rules
Dynamic Scope Select whether to add the dynamic Event or Form to only the current Event, the current Event Group, or across all identifiers. Yes Add Event & Add Form Rules

For more information about rules, see Defining Rules in Studio.