You can define new property definitions to allow for additional customization.

About this task

After you add a property definition and select a definition control type for that property, you can add attributes to configure property controls. A tenant administrator or business group manager can add properties to blueprints or build profiles. You can also create a property control layout to organize display of the new properties.

Prerequisites

Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a fabric administrator.

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Property Dictionary.
  2. Click New Property Definition.
  3. Enter the new property name in the Name text box.

    This name must exactly match the property name that is used in the blueprint or build profile.

  4. Enter the name that will appear in the user interface in the Display Name text box.
  5. (Optional) : Enter a property description in the Description text box.

    This text is visible to the property dictionary administrator but is not visible to users.

  6. Select a definition control type to associate with this property from the Control Type drop-down menu.

    Option

    Description

    CheckBox

    Associate a check box with the new property.

    DateTimeEdit

    Adds a date and time control type that adheres to a YYYY-MM-DD or MM/DD/YYYY format and a time in HH:MM format, 24-hour clock or followed by AM or PM. You can further refine the allowed value by adding property attributes such as MinValue and HelpText.

    DropDown

    Allows the user to type a value in a text box. You can further refine this property type by adding attributes such as ValueList and Relationship.

    DropDownList

    Requires the user to select from values in a drop-down menu. You can further refine this property type by adding attributes such as ValueList and Relationship.

    Integer

    Allows for an integer value. You can further refine the allowed value by adding attributes such as MinValue and MaxValue or Integer.

    Label

    Adds a read-only text label. You can further refine the allowed value by adding attributes such as MinValue and HelpText.

    Link

    Displays a link with the property display name as the link text and the property value as the URL. You can control the position of the new property by adding the OrderIndex attribute.

    Notes

    Provides for field in which to enter notes.

    Password

    Provides a field in which to enter a password value.

    TextBox

    Provides a text box in which to enter text characters.

  7. Click Required if the machine owner must specify a value for this property.
  8. Click Save.

Results

The property is created and is visible on the Property Dictionary page.