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Topics record why you defined the associated rule. Small API projects may only have several rules, but most API projects will have many. You define topics and assign rules to them.

Define Topics

Topics are methodology-neutral, for example, they might be an Agile story or a behavior-driven development (BDD) story/behaviorsYou can link topics to your other artifacts by adding hyperlinks in the rich text section of the page.

The following image shows the Create, API Properties, Topics page, with the Check Credit topic in view:

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Associate Rules to Topics

Rules are reused for all transactions that alter their referenced data. You can associate a rule to multiple topics, such as the Customer Balance.

You associate a rule to a topic on the Manage, Rules page.

Filter Rules by Topic

You can filter rules to those of interest for development and for business-user communication.  You can filter rules by a selected topic. You can also filter rules by category. Use Manage, Rules, By Topic tab.

The following image shows the Manage, Rules, By Topic tab: