Adding Component Template Properties

Component template properties ensure that every component created from a template has the same properties. The three types of available properties are described in the following table.

To add component template properties:

  1. Navigate to Management > Components > Component Templates.
  2. Select a template and select the Properties tab.
  3. Select one of these component template property tabs and click Add Property:
  • Properties

    These user-defined properties can be used in scripts and plugins. Properties inherited from templates cannot be modified on the component level. If you change the value, the change will be reflected in components created from the template, including those previously created.

  • Component Property Definitions

    Every component will have this property; it will appear on the Create Component dialog box for every component created from this template. A value defined here can be changed by created components. Each property must have a type.

  • Environment Property Definitions

    Every environment that uses a component created by this template will have this property. The property will appear on the environment's Component Mappings at Applications > [select application] > Environments > [select environment] > View Details > Component Mapping. A value defined here can be changed by environment. Each property must have a type.

  • Version Property Definitions

Type

You must select a type for each component and environment property. The available types are as follows:

  • Text

    Enables users to enter text characters.

  • Text Area

    Enables users to enter an arbitrary amount of text, limited to 4064 characters.

  • Check Box

    Displays a check box. If selected, a value of true will be used; otherwise the property is not set.

  • Select

    Requires a list of one or more values that will be displayed in a drop-down list box. Enables a single selection.

  • Multi Select

    Requires a list of one or more values that will be displayed in a drop-down list box. Enables multiple selections.

  • Secure

    Used for passwords. This is similar to Text except values are redacted.

Related Topics

Built-in Properties

Adding Application Properties

Adding Application Environment Properties

Adding Component Properties

Adding Environment Properties