A rule folder is a container for rules that share conditional relationships. You can rename, reconfigure, move, cut, copy, paste, delete, disable, and enable a rule folder. Create rule folders to organize related rules and define the order in which the Rule Engine applies them.
A rule folder can contain connection rules or security rules. A connection rule folder groups rules that you apply to connection requests. A security rule folder contains rules that you apply to SQL request statements.
To create a rule folder, specify the folder action for the rule. Within the rule folder, create relational rules that help the Rule Engine identify, match, and rewrite requests. Before you can add rules to a folder, you must outline the relationships between the rules that you want the folder to contain.
You can group rules that share the same purpose. For example, group masking rules together in a rule folder and group access control rules in another rule folder.
When you create a rule folder, you must set the processing action to
. When the Rule engine encounters a continue processing action, the Rule Engine processes the request through the rules that the folder contains.