Group rule validation

When a group rule is saved, validation is performed. Validation is most valuable to administrators who input or maintain group rules in the Rule field directly by writing XPATH instead of using the Group Rule Builder.

Group rules are validated using these standard validation criteria:

  • Correct rule syntax
  • Usage of standard fields and buttons

When a group rule does not pass standard validation, a warning message is displayed. This message enables the administrator to acknowledge the warning and save the group rule or to cancel the save and address the invalid elements.

The Group Rules Builder has limitations. If a rule does not meet certain criteria, the Group Rule Builder triggers a validation message, indicating that the rule cannot be written using the Group Rule Builder. The Group Rule Builder validates on these criteria:

  • Standard validation criteria
  • Substring and string-length functions not used
  • A maximum of three conditions per rule