Default Properties

The SMC's Default Properties section supplies a central location for which administrators can conveniently manage attributes that dictate the general behavior of BPA server and its underlying objects, such as workflows, tasks and conditions. By default, newly created objects as well as newly connected agents inherit their properties from the Default Properties section. Any preferences that are set in this location are made global to all affiliated objects. Conversely, if distinct properties are desired for an individual object, these preferences can be "overridden" by applying custom settings for the desired object via the Agents, Workflows or Repository level. For example, if you want to set all tasks to automatically send email notification to administrator@mycompany.com in the event of an error, you would set this preference in the Default Properties section. However, if you want to set a specific task to send email notification to joe@mycompany.com upon error instead, you would set this preference individually in the properties of that specific task. For complete details, see Property Inheritance.

To view or modify Default Properties, from the SMC's Navigation Pane, select Options -> Default Properties. The main viewing area becomes populated with the list of available default properties (as shown below).

Default Properties by Group

The Default Properties section is divided into four groups. The table below lists each group. To view more details about the properties assigned to each group, click the appropriate link.

Group Name

Description

Default Agent Properties

Allows users to set properties that are applied to all agents on the system.

Default Workflow Properties

Allows users to set properties that are applied to all workflows on the system.

Default Task Properties

Allows users to set properties that are applied to all tasks on the system.

Default Workflow Item Properties

Allows users to set properties that are applied to all workflow items on the system.

See Also

Preferences

Server Settings

Default Agent Properties

Default Task Properties

Default Workflow Properties

Default Workflow Item Properties