A Rulesheet is a file that contains a set of business rules. By organizing these rules, it becomes a self-contained, independent unit of automated decision-making. A Rule Project can include any number of Rulesheets.
Following test and validation, one or more Rulesheets may be packaged in a Ruleflow (see The Ruleflow chapter) and deployed into a production environment (described in the Server Integration & Deployment Guide). Once packaged in a Ruleflow and deployed and available to other IT systems, we refer to the Ruleflow as a Decision Service.
Because a Rule Project may contain multiple Rulesheets, there are two methods of navigating between open Rulesheets within Corticon Studio:
Double-clicking on any Rulesheet name in the Rule Project Explorer window opens that Rulesheet and makes it active.
Clicking on any Rulesheet tab makes that Rulesheet active.
Multiple Rulesheets may be open in Corticon Studio simultaneously, although only one may be active at any given time.
A Rulesheet file has the suffix .ers.
Opening a Rulesheet or making a Rulesheet the active Corticon Studio window causes the Studio menubar and toolbar to display the tools needed to begin working with rules.