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 for rules:

Property Description Rule Actions
Actions

Lists the number of actions associated with a rule.

  • All
Expression

This field displays the formula you used when creating your Rule. You can click edit the rule expression from the Rule Editor.

  • All
Delayed

When selected, this property marks a query-type rule for delayed execution. This means that Vault puts it into a queue for processing after form submission, instead of processing it right away.

Learn more about the Delayed property.

  • Query
Description

In this free-text field, you can enter a description of your object record. This is for informational purposes only and does not display outside of Studio, except for Rules. Rule descriptions display in EDC Tools > Query Rules.

  • All
Dynamic Scope

Select whether to add the dynamic Event or Form to only the current Event, the current Event Group, or across all identifiers.

  • Add Event
  • Add Forms
External ID

The External ID (formerly known as OID) is a description of your object record for use in data export, data migration, and external integrations.

  • All
Name

This is the value you entered in the Name field when creating the object record in Studio.

  • All
Status

You can set an object record’s Status to Active or Inactive. While you can configure Inactive objects, only Active objects are available for use in a study.

Within Current Event Group Scope

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.

  • Add Event
  • Add Form

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