Server tools include the capability of prompting for input when a user invokes the tool. The input provided by the user is passed to the server tool when it runs.

Administrators, using the Server Tool Wizard in the Global Manager Administration Console, can specify the parameters that are displayed to the user in the prompt. Each parameter includes three fields:

  • Name, which is required, is the internal name of the parameter

  • Text, which is the description displayed to the user

  • Width, which specifies the visible size of the input field in characters

    Parameters are passed from the Global Console to the script, by way of the Global Manager, as environment variables in the form SM_POBJ_<name>, where <name> is the internal name of the parameter.