Workflows might require objects that you create independently of Orchestrator to be used as attributes. To use external objects as attributes in workflows, you import them into the Orchestrator server as resource elements.
Objects that workflows can use as resource elements include image files, scripts, XML templates, HTML files, and so on. Any workflows that run in the Orchestrator server can use any resource elements that you import into Orchestrator.
Importing an object into Orchestrator as a resource element lets you make changes to the object in a single location, and to propagate those changes automatically to all the workflows that use this resource element.
You can organize resource elements into folders. The maximum size for a resource element is 16MB.