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Referencing a global configuration "attribute" in a local application's stream/artifact?

Glyn Costello (736) | asked Oct 11, 10:21 a.m.
In Global Configuration, there is the option to assign attributes to a stream or component. I can imagine this as a good way of managing high level parameters of a configurable product... for example:

if a "generator" component has a stream "configuration 1" and the attribute "Rated Speed": 1800 rpm
Could I call this up and display it inside an RM local configuration's artifact (requirement) which contributes to this stream? Sort of top-down configuration of components.

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Thomas Kirst├Ątter (179214) | answered Oct 11, 10:42 a.m.
edited Oct 11, 11:01 a.m.
this is currently not possible.
I did discuss this with some IBM people several years ago and it was at least seen as a possible future enhancement, but nothing like this is possible right now.

Only option I can imagine is to build an extension e.g. a social gadget that collects such attributes from the currently activ GC and displays them somehow in context in DNG. But I think even there you either need to do some rather crude manipulation of the DOM of the web page rendered or accept that an inline display is not possible...
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David Honey (3856) | answered Oct 11, 12:16 p.m.

Currently, local configuration management in DN and ETM does not support tags or custom attributes. I am not aware of any plans to provide such a capability in a specific release. Feel free to submit an RFE on the IBM RFE Community and/or reach out to IBM Product Offering Management.

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