Everything to get started

Add a DMN Enterprise model to your Confluence page SERVER | DATA CENTER CLOUD


If you are running on a Confluence Server instance you can add a DMN diagram by

  1. Click on Insert more content → DMN Diagram

  2. Or type {dmn to open the macro shortcut menu 


The diagram appears directly where you inserted it on the page.








If you are running on a Confluence Cloud instance you can add a DMN diagram by

  1. Click on Insert → View more ...

  2. Search for "DMN" and find the DMN Modeler Enterprise 

  3. Or type /dmn to open the macro shortcut menu 

The diagram appears directly where you inserted it on the page.


Create or import a DMN diagram SERVER | DATA CENTER Cloud

|Since 2.5.0-ENTERPRISE.|

You can create a DMN diagram in various way - either create a blank DMN diagram from scratch, or import an existing one from an internal or external source. The following options are available:

Please be aware that some options are only available if the Confluence page is once published, and not in draft.



Basic Editing Functionality  SERVER | DATA CENTER Cloud

To edit an existing diagram, you can either edit the macro in Edit page mode or use the Edit diagram - button in page view. On the left side you have a palette including the DMN elements - simply drag and drop them on the canvas. Element types can be changed via the wrench symbol at each drawn element individually.




For a perfect modeling flow, you may append the next element directly from the last added element by clicking on the suggested options to continue. This will also automatically insert connecting flow elements.


There are tools to optimize your modeling experience.
These two can be found in the left pallet:

  • Space Tool: add or remove space between elements

  • Lasso Tool: capture and selection of elements at once

Additional functionalities are accessible via the navigation bar:

  • Undo and redo your last changes (via Edit)

  • Reset the diagram (via File)

DRD View & Table View SERVER | DATA CENTER Cloud

The standard view you see in the diagram page viewer or when entering the diagram editor is the so call DRD view (decision requirement diagram).

A DRD model can be composed of several decision tasks with corresponding decision table. To see the table for a task, click on the green icon in the upper left corner. You will be redirected to table view, can make changes or go back to DRD view to add more elements.


DRD View


Table View

Help Wizard  SERVER | DATA CENTER Cloud

To help you with the orientation while using the app, we offer a Guided Tour that can be started via the help buttons   that can be found in the toolbar and at the attribute panel. Alternatively you can got to Help → Go on guided tour. In this tour you are guided step by step through the different features of the app and get an explanation for every button and functionality.
Also under the Help menu, you have a selection of tutorial videos that will redirect to our YouTube - playlist and provide explanation, tips and tricks for the features of the app.

Navigation Bar and Toolbar  SERVER | DATA CENTER Cloud

The Navigation Bar is grouped into dropdown fields that make all features of the DMN Modeler Enterprise accessible. The ones that are frequently used during modeling are additionally placed into the toolbar below. Tooltips help identify the buttons. To see a list of available keyboard shortcut go to Edit → Shortcuts.

Comments on DRD Elements SERVER | DATA CENTER Cloud


For better collaboration, you can leave comments to single DRD elements to start a discussion with your team members. Each DRD element has an expandable box containing all comments including timestamp and author. To send your team members a notification you can tag them with a mention. As in Confluence, start by typing '@' and search for your team mate's name.

It is also possible to mark a comment as resolve and even delete all resolved comments attached to one element.


Just as any other overlayed icon, the comments indicator can be configured in the diagram settings or temporarily hidden via the toolbar. Alternatively, go to View in the navigation bar to set temporary display settings.