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Create Custom Business Logic | Developer Portal : ThingWorx

Project Concept

This project will introduce you to creating your first ThingWorx Business Rules Engine.

Following the steps in this guide, you will know how to create your business rules engine and have an idea of how you might want to develop your own.

We will teach you how to use your data model with Services, Events, and Subscriptions to establish a rules engine within the ThingWorx platform.

Guide Scenario

In this tutorial we walk you through a real-world scenario for a delivery service. The rules engine will handle much of the work involved with handling customers and delivery logic.

Project Info

Type Tutorial
Level Intermediate
Est. Time 60 Minutes
Published October 17, 2018
Author Jason Johnson

You'll learn how to

    • Logic behind creating a business rules engine and when to create one
    • How to convert your business rules to ThingWorx lingo
    • Create business logic for your IoT data model with resources provided in the ThingWorx platform
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Things used in this project


This guide requires a connection to the ThingWorx Foundation.

It assumes that you are utilizing the 30-day hosted Foundation server or the 120-day trial.

Software components:
Previous knowledge:


  • Step 1: Completed Example
  • Step 2: Rules Engine Introduction
  • Step 3: Establish Rules
  • Step 4: Scenario Business Rule Engine
  • Step 5: Scenario Data Model Breakdown
  • Step 6: Next Steps