Custom Fields

Use Custom Fields to document your Repository Model model and provide useful information to key stakeholders when needed the most.

  • Single value attribute from list
  • Multi value attributes from list
  • Dynamically (loaded from plugin)
  • Files (word documents, images, zip files, ...)

Nodinite comes pre-loaded with plugins for most common scenarios. Custom fields can be Set, re-used and assigned on each of the artifacts in the Repository Model model.

Integrations
Systems
Services
Endpoints
Message Types

Information is displayed in both the Web Client and as part of email alerts sent from the Monitoring Service.

The lists are "global" but different set of values can be used on the artifacts of the Repository Model model.

Reuse Example

  • Integration "INT001" with Custom Field "Technical Contacts" can have Henrik and Michael assigned
  • Integration "INT002" with Custom Field "Technical Contacts" can have only Henrik assigned
  • Integration "INT003" with Custom Field "Technical Contacts" can have Henrik, Andreas and Michael assigned

Tip: Use Custom Fields to provide any piece of information that you may share with your organization. This is Key to a successful support and maintenance service. 

Single Value Example

Use when there can only be one value selected for the Custom Field. A good example would be SLA Level. It is not logical to assign more than exactly one value for this kind of Custom Field. Selected Value example from list (Gold, Silver, Bronze) could be Gold.

Multi Value Attribute Example

Use when there can be more than one value selected for the Custom Field. A good example would be Technical Contact. It is logical to assign more than one value for this kind of Custom Field. Selected Value example from list (Michael, Henrik, Andreas) could be Michael and Andreas.

Dynamically loaded Example

When Nodinite is about to render the Repository Model tab in the Web Client the Custom Field plugin is fed with all available data from Monitoring or Logging. The plugin can therefore hold logic to access web services, databases in order to return the value for the Custom Field at run-time.

  • One example could be for logged orders where the temperature of the destined City is displayed
  • Another example could be a generated link to some documentation web site (WIKI/Sharepoint) based on provided data

From File Example

Any file can be uploaded. Images will be displayed in the Web Client. Since there can be multiple files and potentially large files; email alerts are sent with links to these files. This is done to conserve bandwidth and the behaviour is by design.

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Custom Fields Overview
Repository Model
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Services
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