Business Rules


Definition: A business rule is a regulation, policy, or procedure within an organization (or outside sources such as government regulations) that is translated into a software application.

What This Means: Business rules enforce data quality, which is why they are important to education agencies. Business rules are written to check data to ensure they meet the organization’s standards. Simple business rules may merely check to ensure a value in a data file is numeric or alphabetic. More extensive business rules verify changes from year to year or relationships between data within a database.


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