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  1. OMG Issue

DMN11 — output data symbol & comment symbol missing in DRDs

  • Key: DMN11-42
  • Legacy Issue Number: 19746
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Anonymous
  • Summary:

    Please add an optional output data symbol and a comment symbol, which I both urgently miss, as discussed in the LinkedIn DMN group at

    Summary: Why is there no output data symbol in DMN 1.0's DRDs?
    Decisions have results, which may be complex, and currently their output data may only be indicated by the decision's name (e.g. "determine X": output is X; "check X": result is Boolean). That is not very clear.

    An optional output data symbol would make decision output graphically explicit, and provides for symmetry.

    DMN also lacks a comment symbol which could otherwise be used for this on DRDs.

  • Reported: DMN 1.0 — Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Closed; No Change — DMN 1.1
  • Disposition Summary:

    add text annotations in DMN11-99 but decline to add output symbol

    output symbol seems redundant with existing decision symbol (an decision has always exactly one output) and we don't want to clutter a large DRD

  • Updated: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:07 GMT