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2080252 - How to add 'Rule Type' Picklist Values for both Legacy and MDF Picklists


While creating MDF Rules, the 'Rule Type' dropdown does not have any options suitable for the rule we are creating. How can you update the Rule Type list so there are more options?

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  • Employee Central
  • MDF Business Rules
  • Picklist

Reproducing the Issue

1. Navigate to Admin Centre > Configure Business Rules
2. Create New > Basic Rule
3. Under 'Rule Type' there is no option for the rule you are creating


The required Rule Type needs to be defined as a Rule Type Picklist to be selectable under 'Rule Type'


The Rule Type picklist is configured via Admin Tools > Configure Object Definitions > select Search > Picklist

1. In Admin Centre, search for Configure Object Definition
2. In the search bar, select 'Picklist'

3. Under the Picklist list, choose 'RuleType' > Take Action > Make Correction (do not Insert New Record, as we do not want to effective date Rule Types).
4. Add the Rule Type value you want to have available for rule creation > Save
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The Rule Type is then visible when creating a new rule
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Note: If your instance has been migrated from Legacy to MDF, 'Picklist' will not be a selectable option in 'Configure Object Definition'. Instead, we use 'Manage Data' for this.

1. In Admin Centre, search for 'Manage Data'
2. Search for 'Picklist' > Search for 'RuleType'
3. Take Action > Make Correction > Add the Rule Type value you want to have available for rule creation > Save


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