Completing the General Information Section

To complete (or update) the general information area of the Data Source : <Data Source Name> window:

  1. Provide the settings using the information from the following table.

    Table 2-1. Portlet data source general information field descriptions

    Field Name (*Required)

    Description

    *Data Source Name

    Specify a unique name for the portlet data source.

    Type any alphanumeric string.

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    *Reference Code

    A default value is provided, but you may specify a unique name for the data source reference code. PPM uses this code to identify specific entity types. This code does not change, regardless of whether its name is changed or translated.

    Time-out

    Select the timeout to use.

    Choices include:

    • Use Default

    • Data Source Specific

    Seconds

    The number of seconds to wait before the portlet data source's query times out.

    If the Time-out field has a value of Use Default, this field displays the default time-out value used.

    If the Time-out field has a value of Data Source Specific, specify the time-out value. Type any integer greater than zero.

    Description

    Specify a description for the portlet data source.

    Type any alphanumeric string.

    Enabled

    Indicate whether or not this portlet data source is available for use.

    Tip: To allow incremental saving of your settings without impacting any users, set the Enabled field to No when initially defining the portlet data source. Once the portlet data source definition is complete, reset this field to Yes.

  2. (Optional) Click Save to commit these changes.