Add or edit application properties

This topic describes how to create and modify application properties. You can add properties one at a time or in a batch.

An application property value overrides the value for the same property at the system level.

Add or edit a single application property

To add a property to an application:

  1. Navigate to Management > Applications.

  2. Select your application and click the Properties tab.

  3. Click Add Property. The Add Property dialog box opens.
  4. Specify the following details for the new property:

    Field Description
    Name Enter a name for the property.
    Description (Optional) Provide additional information about the property.
    Secure Select this option if you want the property to be secure.

    Secure properties are stored encrypted and displayed obscured in the Deployment Automation user interface.
    Value (Optional) Enter the value of the property to be used by steps in a process.
  5. Click Save.

    To create another property, click Save and New.

To edit a property, click the Edit icon next to the property.

Note: When editing a single property, you can't rename it. To change the name, use the Batch Edit option described in the next section.

To use application properties in a process, reference them in relevant process steps with the following syntax:

${p:application/<property name>}

For details on applying user-defined properties, see How properties are resolved.

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Add or edit multiple application properties

To create or update several application properties at once, use Batch Edit.

To add or edit multiple application properties:

  1. Navigate to Management > Applications.

  2. Select your application and click the Properties tab.
  3. Click Batch Edit. The Edit Entry dialog box opens.

  4. In the Properties field, specify properties with or without their values.

    Enter each property on a new line in the following format:

    Format Description
    myProperty
    myProperty=
    Use this format to specify properties without values. For example, for the port property, enter:
    port
    or
    port=

    Note: When you save properties without values, the system automatically changes the myProperty format to myProperty=
    myProperty=value Use this format for properties with values, for example:
    host=myServer
    port=8080

    Note: Take into account the following restrictions for batch editing:

    • You cannot set the Secure option. If you want the properties to be secure, edit them individually as described in the earlier section.
    • The value cannot contain the equals sign (=).
  5. Click Save.

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