Knowledge Source

Use a Knowledge Source to reference an authority — for example, external authorities, committees, regulations, documents, policies, guidelines and so on — that regulates a Decision or Business Knowledge Model.

Attributes

  • Name

    The name of the element. The name appears in the element label.

  • Description

    A description of the element.

    Descriptions are optional but they can be useful if you want a comprehensive report.

  • Label

    An short, alternative description of the element.

    Use it primarily for elements that don’t have a name attribute, for example and Input Expression.

  • Type

    The type of knowledge source. For example, a policy, committee, regulation, document or people that define how a decision should be made.

  • Location URI

    The URI where the Knowledge Source is located.

  • Shape - Bounds

    The size of an element and its co-ordinates in the diagram.

    Field Description
    X The horizontal position of the element in the diagram.
    Y The vertical position of the element in the diagram.
    Width The width of the element.
    Height The height of the element.
  • Label - Bounds

    The size of the label and its co-ordinates in the diagram.

    Field Description
    X The horizontal position of the element in the diagram.
    Y The vertical position of the element in the diagram.
    Width The width of the element.
    Height The height of the element.

Other Attribute Tabs

Define this attribute in the Authority Requirement tab:

  • Authority Requirement

    An Authority Requirement shows the Knowledge Source of an element or the dependency of a Knowledge Source on Input Data.

    To add an Authority Requirement:

    1. Click Add.

    2. In the panel that opens, fill in these fields.

      Field Description
      Description A description of the Authority Requirement.
      Label An alternative description of the Authority Requirement.
      Required Authority The instance of Knowledge Source that the Authority Requirement associates with a Knowledge Source, Decision or Business Knowledge Model.
    3. Click Create.

     

    To remove an Authority Requirement:

    • Select the Authority Requirement, then click Remove.