Resource elements are external objects that you can import to the Orchestrator server for workflows to use as attributes when they run. For example, a workflow can use an imported XML file that defines a map to convert one type of data to another, or a script that defines a function, when it runs.


Verify that you have the following objects in your Orchestrator server:

  • An image, script, XML, or HTML file, or any other type of object imported into Orchestrator as a resource element.
  • A workflow that requires the resource element as an attribute.


  1. From the drop-down menu in the Orchestrator client, select Design.
  2. Click the Workflows view.
  3. Expand the hierarchical tree viewer to navigate to the workflow that requires the resource element as an attribute.
  4. Right-click the workflow and select Edit.
  5. On the General tab, in the Attributes pane, click the Add attribute icon (Add an attribute).
  6. Click the attribute name and type a new name for the attribute.
  7. Click Type to set the attribute type.
  8. In the Select a type dialog box, type resource in the Filter box to search for an object type.
    Option Action
    Define a single resource element as an attribute Select ResourceElement from the list.

    Define a folder that contains multiple resource elements as an attribute

    Select ResourceElementCategory from the list.
  9. Click Value and type the name of the resource element or category of resource elements in the Filter text box.
  10. From the proposed list, select the resource element or a folder containing resource elements and click Select.
  11. Click Save and close to exit the editor.


You added a resource element or folder of resource elements as an attribute in a workflow.