Creating properties

Creating properties xxx

About this task

You define properties with the Deployment plan detail page by clicking Properties. You can create a property before you use it, or you can create a property by first referencing it in a task, and then later defining its attributes. If you create a property by reference, it appears as text-type property on the Properties tab.

To create a property, complete the following steps:


  1. On the Deployment plan detail page, click Properties, and then click Add.
  2. On the Add property window, in the Name field, enter the name. Property names cannot contain white spaces, `{}`, or `:`.
  3. In the Label field, enter the label that appears in the user interface.
  4. In the Type list, select the property type.
    The available types are described in this list:
    • Text
    • Textarea
    • Password
    • Select
    • Boolean
    • Date and time. Values are replaced by a string with the following format day, month, year, time. For example, Thursday, January 1st 1970, 12:00 am UTC.
      Note: When a date and time property is used in a ServiceNow® task, the value is replaced with the date and time format expected by ServiceNow®.
  5. In the Value field, you can enter an initial value for the property.
  6. In the Default Value field, enter a value for the property.
    This value is used unless the user sets the value. You can leave this field blank.
  7. If you want users to supply a value for the property when they create a release, check Prompt for this property at release creation at the specified sequence position.
  8. In the Display sequence position list, select a position for the property.
    This selected value affects the property's position on the Properties tab
  9. Click Save.
    The property is displayed on the deployment plan Properties page.

What to do next

After the release is created, you can add deployment plans, events, and tags to it.