Workflows and Web views can require as attributes objects that you create independently of Orchestrator. To use external objects as attributes in workflows or Web views, you import them into the Orchestrator server as resource elements.

You can add URLs to Web view pages to retrieve resource elements from the Orchestrator server. You can then add JavaScript functions to the Web view to process the resource elements. To access a resource element from a URL in a Web view, you must declare that resource element as a Web view attribute and reference the attribute in the URL.

Web views access resource elements at the following URL:

https://orchestrator_server:8280/vco/vmo/web_view_url_folder/system/resources/attributes/resource_attribute_name.att

To avoid hard-coding the orchestrator_server address into the URL, you can provide relative paths to the action that start from the directory below the Web view URL folder, as the following path shows:

<a href="./system/resources/attributes/resource_attribute_name.att"></a>