Setting Values for Custom Attributes

Custom attributes are set up by your system administrator to help provide extra information about a service. If custom attributes have been defined, you may have the option of entering details in the Service Portal. For example, if an administrator has set up Cost Center Code as a custom attribute, you can enter the cost center code for that service. If you don't have permission to enter details, you can view the current values through the View Custom Attributes in the Actions drop-down menu.

Custom attributes are also displayed on the Details pane for the service. To see a custom attribute that isn't displayed, select it from the list of properties available for display (click and select the custom attribute).

Note: Because you would typically set different custom attribute values for a virtual service and its children, custom attribute values set for a virtual service aren't inherited by its children. The same holds true for application stacks and auto scaling groups.

To set custom attribute values:

  1. Select a service.
  2. From the Actions menu, choose Attributes > Set Custom Attributes.

    The Set Custom Attributes dialog appears, with custom attributes that have been set up by your system administrator.

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  3. Enter a value or select a value from the drop-down list for one or more fields and click Save.

    If the custom attribute has a required format, a validation error is displayed for input that doesn't match the required format.