Current version: 9.0

The Rule component triggers a rule when another SPEAK component raises an event. You specify the component and the event that make the Rule component trigger a rule.

A rule consists of a condition and an action. You create a rule by creating a Rule item based on the RuleDefinition template. You connect the Rule component to a Rule item in the RuleItemId property of the Rule component.

You add a Rule component to your page for each event that you are interested in, and a page can have multiple Rule components. Several different Rule components can point to the same Rule item.

SPEAK executes the rules of a page after the page code has finished executing.







Specify the name of the field in the rule item that contains the rule configuration. SPEAK sets the value to “Rule”, and you should not change it.



Point to the rule item that contains the conditions and the actions of this rule.


Specify the ID of the SPEAK control that the Rule component listens to for the event specified in the Trigger property.

The Rule component listens to the “window” for events if you do not specify a control.


Specify the event that triggers the rule. You can specify an event (“change”), or an event and an attribute (“change:text”).


To specify the event that triggers a rule:

  • Specify the ID of the SPEAK component that you want to “listen” to in the TargetControl property.

  • Specify the event in the Trigger property. You can specify just the event (for example: “change”, or “click”), or you can specify an event and an attribute (for example: “change:facets”). If, for example, you specify “change:facets”, the Rule component triggers a rule when the component raises the “change” event for the “facets” attribute.

The default component is “window.” This means that if you do not specify a component, the Rule component listen for events raised by the “window” component. The “window” component is the dialog page itself. It has a “resize” event.

Components can have specific events, but all components have a “change” event. You can use a combination of the “change” event, an attribute, and the Rule condition to precisely specify when a rule is executed.

You can create a configuration item for a Rule component by creating an item based on the Rule Parameters template.

The configuration item has these specific fields:

  • Trigger

  • RuleItemId

  • Field

  • TargetControl

It inherits these fields:

  • Behaviors

  • Id

Do you have some feedback for us?

If you have suggestions for improving this article,