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Property Definitions - General


  • Icon - button to select the icon for the property being edited.
  • Name - enter the name of the property, (e.g. Size, Capacity, First Name, Surname etc.)
  • Order - if applicable, specify the order in which to display the property being edited. Alternatively, you can sort the list of properties by these values - sort by the column in Order.
  • Data Type - Select whether the property will be of type Text, Number, or Date. If you change the type after the fact, the property values are automatically converted to the new type. If changing from Text to Date or Number type, it is a good idea to check that the values have been converted correctly, see Change property of type Text to another type.
  • Inherit property - enable if the property is to be inherited, i.e. if an object has this property, then all its child objects also have this property.
  • Unique - turn on if the values of this property are to be unique.
    All properties that are supposed to be unique are checked using Uniqueness Check. For example, different objects or devices can be distinguished by the values of these properties.
    A typical example of a unique property is Inventory Number.
    The uniqueness check is only performed in the active inventory, i.e. outside the Recycle Bin, Assets, Object Templates, Object Views, and Property Categories.
  • Global across all objects - turn on if the property and the values it takes on should be treated as global across all object types.
    A typical example is Inventory Number, which is unique across all objects.

    This option affects:
    • Evaluation of uniqueness check - if you do not turn it on, two objects of different types can have the same value for this property.
    • Content of the automatically generated list of property values - if you turn this option off, the list of values in the Property will only list values specified for objects of the same type, e.g. the Name property will list different values for printers and different values for monitors.
  • Delete value when copying object - turn on if you want the property value to always be filled consciously (not unconsciously when copying an object). An example is the serial number.
    This option is automatically enabled if the Unique.
  • Use list of other property - turn on if you want the user to be able to select values for this property from the list of values defined here. You can select values for another property or define possible values yourself.
    Select the property you want to use the list of values from the menu. By default, the value of this property is selected. which says that the custom list of values for this property (defined below) will be used. If you select a different property, the property being edited will share the list of values with the property selected from the menu.
    The use of a list is useful, for example, for the User property, The list then contains the names of the individual users.
    • Add - add a new value to the list. In the list, the place where you enter the value is indicated by an underscore.
    • Edit - edit the selected property value.
    • Delete - delete the selected property value.
    • Selection only - enable if you want to prevent the user from entering a custom value that is not in the automatically generated list of values (must select from the list). For example, if you want to select only users existing in the database as property values.


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