Custom Meta Data

Use Custom Meta Data to provide your delivery model. This is key to a manageable system integration platform. Configure the Repository Model model and provide useful information to key stakeholders when needed the most.

Custom Meta Data provide more powerful features compared to Custom Fields. The main difference is that Custom Meta Data is expected (Mandatory in a sense) and custom fields are totally optional everywhere.

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

overview

Nodinite comes pre-loaded with plugins for most common scenarios. Custom Meta Data 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 Meta Data "Technical Contacts" can have Henrik and Michael assigned
  • Integration "INT002" with Custom Meta Data "Technical Contacts" can have only Henrik assigned
  • Integration "INT003" with Custom Meta Data "Technical Contacts" can have Henrik, Andreas and Michael assigned

Tip: Use Custom Meta Data 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 Meta Data. A good example would be SLA Level. It is not logical to assign more than exactly one value for this kind of Custom Meta Data. 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 Meta Data. A good example would be Technical Contact. It is logical to assign more than one value for this kind of Custom Meta Data. 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 Meta Data 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 Meta Data 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 Meta Data - Overview
Repository Model
Integrations
Systems
Services
Endpoints
Message Types