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DMNFTF — 8.3.2 accidentally mandates horizontal orientation

  • Key: DMNFTF-239
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Thematix Partners LLC ( Mr. Edward J. Barkmeyer)
  • Summary:

    In clause 8.3.2, as revised by Issue 54 resolution, the last paragraph before Table 24 reads:
    "In a tabular representation of the containing instance of DecisionTable, the representation of an instance of Clause depends on the orientation of the decision table. For instance, if the decision table is represented horizontally (rules as row, see section 7.2.2), instances of Clause are represented as columns, ... All the instances of Clause made of a set of inputEntry (that is, the input clauses), MUSTSHALL be represented on the right left of any instance of Clause made of a set of outputEntry (or output clauses)."
    This "For instance" suddenly becomes a rule, and it is only true when the table is represented horizontally. When the table is represented vertically (which is a different "for instance"), the inputs must be ABOVE the outputs, not to the LEFT of them.
    The text should be corrected to give both rules, or neither.

  • Reported: DMN 1.0b1 — Wed, 6 Aug 2014 15:58 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — DMN 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    separate inputs and outputs

    inputs before outputs in horizontal tables - not explicit

  • Updated: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:19 GMT