About the types of metadata that Wise Connector imports

Article:HOWTO63193  |  Created: 2011-12-15  |  Updated: 2011-12-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63193
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About the types of metadata that Wise Connector imports

You can import the metadata of software resources from the Wise Software Repository into the Software Catalog. When you import metadata, you eliminate the need to manually enter it into the Software Catalog. This metadata then helps you manage the software.

When you import the metadata of a software resource, it appears on the appropriate tab in the Software Catalog for that software resource. For example, package data appears on the Package tab.

If metadata is already in the Software Catalog for a software resource, precedence settings determine whether Wise Connector can update the data. The exception is File Inventory data, which is additive, so precedence settings don't apply.

Table: The types of metadata that Wise Connector can import

Type of data

Description

Properties

Defines the properties that identify a software resource.

Package

Defines the software packages that are associated with a software resource. It also defines the command lines for each software package.

When you import metadata with Wise Connector, command lines are created for MSI, WSE, and VSA packages. Command lines are not created for other types of packages.

Wise Connector can import package data for a software resource for multiple types of software packages . However, it cannot import package data for a software resource for two software packages of the same type. For example, it can import package data for a software resource for an MSI package and a VSA package. However, it cannot import package data for a software resource for two MSI files.

Detection rule

Used to determine if a software resource is installed. When a detection rule is updated, the existing rule is preserved because another software resource may still use it.

When you import an MSI with Wise Connector, a detection rule is created. This detection rule checks for the MSI file's product code. When you import any other type of software package with Wise Connector, no detection rule is created.

When you import metadata with a data provider, applicability rules are not created.

Associations

Defines the associations the software resource has with other software resources in the Software Catalog.

Any associations that are defined in Wise Package Studio are imported as long as both software resources exist in the Software Catalog. Wise Connector can only remove an association from a software resource if it imported that association. If Wise Connector imports an association, a data provider with higher precedence can import the same association.

File Inventory

Defines the DLL and the EXE files that a software resource installs. Detection rules can use this data to detect if software is installed on a computer. Inventory scans can also use this data to distinguish between known and unknown files on a computer.


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