Create/Edit Variable dialog box

Ops Center Automator Service Builder User Guide

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You can enter or edit a variable property for a service template from the Create/Edit Variable dialog box.

The following table describes the dialog box fields, subfields, and field groups for the Create/Edit Variable dialog box. A field group is a collection of fields that are related to a specific action or configuration.

When you enter information in a dialog box, if the information is not valid, errors that include a description of the problem appear at the right side of the box.

Table. Definitions Field Group
Field Subfield Description
Key Name:* - Variable key name.
Display Name:* - Variable name.
Description: - Variable description.
Property Group: - "Default Properties" are set. For variables, you cannot change this item.
Data Type: - Select a data type of the property: string, boolean, integer, double, date, password, composite. The various options depend on which option you choose. For example, if you choose the date option, a calendar interface appears.

When using arrays, verify the Array Type option for the data type to be handled as an array. In this way, a set of the properties of the same type (number of elements is variable) are handled as a single property making data mapping easier, especially when passing data between a service and the plug-ins.

Content Type: - Select the content type:
  • application/json
  • application/javascript
  • application/xml
  • text/html
  • text/plain
  • text/csv
  • application/octet-stream
Domain Type: - Select the domain type from the list or add a new domain type by clicking Add New Domain Type and entering the details from the Create Domain Type Definition dialog box. This option is available when you choose composite for the Data Type and application/json for the Content Type.
Fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
Table. Value and Presentation Field Group
Field Subfield Description
Default Value: -

Enter the default value of the variable.