This chapter describes how to configure settings. It contains the following topics:
There are multiple ways to perform many tasks. This chapter describes only one procedure for any task.
To configure settings for a business host:
Expand and collapse the groups as needed to see the settings. You can also search
for a setting.
Some configuration settings, take comma-separated lists to define their possible values. You can change these items either by editing the list directly or by selecting the check boxes of the desired values in the associated drop-down list. When you edit settings that use drop-down lists, be sure to click outside of the list to close it.
Some configuration settings have a magnifying glass icon next to them. You can click this to see more details of a selected value, or to open a new portal page for entering additional information. This depends on the type of setting you are editing.
Ensemble validates the values for settings. If you provide a string value for a setting that requires a numeric value, Ensemble does not apply that value.
Similarly, to configure settings for the production, first click Production Settings
. This step returns the focus to the production and changes the options on the Actions
tab. Then continue as described in the previous steps.
In both cases, the changes are immediately saved and take effect immediately.
Understanding the Color Coding for Settings
The setting names are color coded as follows:
||Setting value comes from the production definition the value you enter and apply in the configuration page.
||Setting value comes from the class definition; it is the default value for the property as defined in the class.
||Setting value comes from the default settings you enter in the Default Settings page for the namespace. See Defining System Default Settings, later in this book.
To find a setting more easily, use the
option. Enter text to show all settings whose name, type, category, or value contains the search string. Click the X icon to clear the contents of the Search
Getting Help for Settings
This page provides context-sensitive help. Hover the cursor over any setting name to display its help text as it appears in the Class Reference
for the associated class property or click the setting name to display the help text in a separate pop-up window.
The property name appears beneath the localized setting name in this window if the name is different.
Restoring a Setting to Its Default Value
To restore a setting to its default value:
Click the default setting icon
on the Settings
Ensemble then displays a dialog box with a table that displays the following columns:
For each setting that you want to change, select the check box.
Or, if you make a mistake and want to return to the original values, click
; the settings refresh to the previous values and the dialog box closes.
to save all your changes.