Creating, setting, and editing properties

Properties can be created for most elements, including components, resources, applications, and agents. You can set and change properties in many different ways.

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A property represents a user-defined parameter. Properties are typically accessed in processes. For information about using properties, see Referring to properties.

Setting properties manually

You can create and edit properties on many elements by opening the element and going to its Configuration tab.

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To edit most of the properties for an element, open the element, go to its Configuration tab (not the Configuration tab at the top of the page), and then click element_type Properties. For example, to edit component properties, click the component, click Configuration, and then click Component Properties, as shown in the figure.

However, if you created an application from a template, any environment or application properties that you specified are not available on the Configuration tabs. You can view and edit, but not delete, these properties by clicking the element's Configuration tab (not the Configuration tab at the top of the page), and then clicking Basic Settings.

To add a property, click Add Property, and provide the information about the property, including its name, value, and description. You can also edit multiple properties at once by clicking Batch Edit. Then, in batch mode, specify the properties in name-value pairs that are separated by line breaks, as in the following example:
Escape backslash, equals, and colon characters (\, =, :) with a backslash, for example:
PropertyWithColons=This string\: has a colon
To create a property, put the new property and its value on a new line. To include a line break in a property value, use "\n". Be sure to click Save to save your changes when you are finished editing multiple properties. To close batch edit mode, use the Use Table command. Secured values are encrypted when they are displayed in batch mode. If you modify an encrypted value, the modifications are encrypted when you exit edit mode.
Note: You can reorder the properties by moving them up or down using the row handler row handler. Property order can only be changed while sorting by index.

Auto-completing properties

Starting in v7.0.5, auto-completing properties were added to the script editor fields. The auto-complete functionality works in application, component, and generic processes.

Setting properties with the Configuration tab

On the top-level Configuration page you can directly manage properties for applications, components, and environments.

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Access the Configuration page by clicking the Configuration tab. From this page, you can add properties to applications, components, and environments.

Setting properties in processes

Several different steps are available to create and set properties in processes.

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For example, the Deploy component plug-in contains the Create Component Property step. This step creates a component property or changes the value of an existing component property.
Using steps to set a component property and an environment property
Note: If you use these steps to change the value of a property, the new property value is not available until the next process runs. Later steps in the same process use the same value that the property had when the process started.

Setting output properties

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To pass properties from one step to another within a process, you can use output properties. See Output properties.

Renaming properties

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Properties can be renamed if the new name is not already in use. Renamed property references are not updated automatically.