Add or edit system properties

This topic explains how to set global system properties that you can then reference in process steps. Add or update properties one at a time or in a batch.

Add or edit a system property

You can create global system properties one at a time.

To create a system property:

  1. Navigate to Administration > System.

  2. Select the Properties tab and click Add Property.

  3. In the Add Property dialog box, specify the following details:

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

    Secure properties are stored encrypted, and their values are displayed obscured in the Deployment Automation user interface.
    Value (Optional) Enter the value of the property to be used by steps in a process.
  4. 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 reference the property in processes, use this syntax:

${p:system/<property name>}.

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

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Add or edit multiple system properties

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

To add multiple system properties:

  1. Navigate to Administration > System.
  2. Select the Properties tab and click Batch Edit.

  3. In the Edit Entry dialog box, specify properties with or without their values.

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

    Format Description

    Use this syntax to specify properties without values. For example, for the port property, enter:


    Note: When you save properties without values, the system automatically changes the myProperty syntax to myProperty=


    Use this syntax for properties with values, for example:


    Note: The following batch editing restrictions apply:

    • 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 (=).
  4. Click Save.

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