The Rules Builder is designed to provide realtime diagnostics, while the rule is being built. This takes the form of:
The rule window provides instant feedback by changing background color or text font color during rule entry.
The background color will change if the entered rule is mathematically incorrect.
When the background color is showing an incorrect rule entered, the OK button to apply the rule cannot be selected.
The rule in the image below has no value after the final multiplication symbol.
The font color will change if a named value is entered incorrectly.
When the font color is showing an incorrect named value entered, the OK button to apply the rule can be selected.
The named value in the rule below has been typed incorrectly.
Rule Value diagnostics can be found by selecting the Values tab directly under the rule window. The Values tab shows all of the named ranges (Form Controls, Constants, Variables and Table data) used in the rule, with current values displayed.
Rule Steps diagnostics can be found by selecting the Steps tab directly under the rule window. The Steps tab shows the steps taken by DriveWorks to calculate the rule.