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Fusion 5.12
    Fusion 5.12

    General Configurations

    General configurations are used to characterize a rule, including its name, description, group, and more. They are also used to set a rule’s precedence, or priority over other rules.

    Configuration options

    Required Parameter Description Example


    A user-friendly name for the rule.



    A description of the rule for the person who manages business rules. This is an arbitrary value which has no effect on the rule’s purpose or execution.

    "Rule for the upcoming sale on headphones. Boosts limited stock items."

    Rule Group

    See Rule Group for more information.


    See Tags for more information.

    browse-rule, search-rule


    Determines when rules should take effect in relation to other triggered rules. A higher number means higher precedence. For example, a rule with precedence of 10 will take effect before a rule with precedence of 3.



    Determines whether the rule is enabled. If set to false, the rule will not fire under any conditions.


    Rule group

    Rule groups are used for logically grouping rules for interpretation and debugging purposes. The rule group is specified in the debug response. It does not affect which rules fire.


    Tags are assigned in the UI. By using tags, you can:

    • Quickly sort rules. Tags appear in the facet options of the Business Rules editor for fast sorting. Click a tag facet to see all rules associated with the tags.

    • Easily define triggers. Triggers are associated with tags to determine the conditions under which the rules fire. This reduces the number of triggers needed and speeds up the development process.

      To target which rules fire, you can specify one or more tagnames in the request URL of the user search app. The rule containing the matching tagname is triggered. For example:

      • One pin rule is defined with "pin the document titled Brussel Sprouts when someone searches for garden", and it is tagged with vegetable.

      • A second pin rule is defined with "pin the document titled Tomato when someone searches for garden", but it is not tagged with vegetable. Instead, this rule is tagged with fruit.

      • A third pin rule is defined with "pin the document titled Vegetables when someone searches for garden", and it is tagged with vegetable.

        If the request URL is:

        https://FUSION_HOST:FUSION_PORT/api/apps/APP_NAME/query/QUERY_PROFILE?q=garden&tags=vegetable, then only the first and third rules are fired.

        To fire all three rules, the request URL is:


    • Separate rules by development stage. You can add the tags development, testing, and production to distinguish between rules in various stages of development.

    • Define different search experiences. In some cases, you may want to define a different experience for users who browse and users who search. Keep track of these experiences by tagging the rules accordingly.

    Tags are also included in the response results:

      "response" : {
        "numFound" : 213,
        "start" : 0,
        "maxScore" : 0.0,
        "docs" : [ ... ]
      "facet_counts" : {
        "facet_fields" : {
          "tags" : {
            "development" : 1,
            "testing" : 3,
            "production" : 2,
        "facet_ranges" : { }