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  • March 11, 2008

Tips and tricks -- using PowerView with custom attributes

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Did you know that you can set up PowerView filters to operate on custom-defined attributes?

If you (or someone in your organization with the appropriate administrative permissions) clicks on the "Administration" link in the top right of SCM, you can define custom attributes that can apply to your configurations.  For example, let's say that you create a yes/no type custom attribute called "Mission Critical".  You can then set the value of that attribute for all the configurations for which it's appropriate. 

Then, when you're using the PowerView panel to create filters to show the configurations you're interested in, notice that the drop-down list of filters contains an option for your organization.  And inside that organization item, it shows the custom attributes that have been defined.  That way (as per our example), you can specify a PowerView filter showing only those configs where "Mission Critical" is true. 

And of course, you can combine a custom attribute filter with any of the other filters (Lifecycle, Target Type, etc.) to get even more granular control over what you're seeing on your SCM dashboard.

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  • Charles Schultz Friday, August 1, 2008
    My boss currently is the only login with Admin privs and is on vacation this week. I am curious, can one use the PowerView to turn on default filters for "common users"? For example, let us say that we want a subset of our users to see all configurations, forcing a majority of users to only view their own configurations. Is that possible, or a completely different animal?
    We are working with some other folks in Oracle Support to possibly utilize two different CSI numbers to accomplish this, but we are not sure if that is feasible either.
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