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Initialize Data

Created: 13 Jun 2012 • Updated: 10 Jul 2013
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Collaborators: SymantecWorkflowTeam, Chan Eil Fhios
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Initialize Data

Component definition

This component lets you create and initialize data variables. These variables can be used anywhere down your process.

Component Toolbox Path: Infrastructure > Data

Component icon

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Description of component output paths

The component output paths are described in the following table:


Property

Description

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Unknown

Description of component tabs and their properties

The properties on the Configuration tab in the Initialize Data component are listed and described in the following table:


Property

Description

Variables:

To create and initialize a data variable, click Add.

Edit Object dialog box options:

  • Data Type

    Lets you select the type of your variable.

    You may choose from many variable types, including string and long (decimals).

  • Is Array

    If the variable you want to write is in array format (contains multiple instances of the same variable type), check Is Array.

  • Value

    Lets you enter the value that you want for your variable. Also, lets you initialize your variable.

    The value or values you can enter depend on the datatype you chose and whether or not it is an array.

  • Variable Name

    Lets you enter the variable name that you want to use to store your value

    You can use a new variable name or the name of an already created variable.

    The variable type of an already created variable must match the datatype you chose.

The properties on the Settings tab in the Initialize Data component are listed and described in the following table:


Property

Description

Component Class Name

The class name of this component. This property is not editable, but useful if you call Symantec support.

Description

The description of this component. This property lets you describe how the component is used. You can use it to provide any wanted
documentation for this component.

This description is included in
the model reports that are created when you click Plugins > Generate Business Model.

Location

The physical location of the top left point of this component on the
workflow model.

Name

The name of this component. You can change the name.

If you changed the component name when you double-clicked it on the workflow model, the changed name appears here.

Override Background Color

This property lets you change the background color of this component.

To Do

This property lets you record what you still need to do with the
component. Use this property to help you remember the configuration that you want to apply to this component.

The text that you enter for this property appears at the bottom of the component editor. If you enter text for this property, a checklist symbol appears on the component in the workflow model.

Is Enabled

This property lets you enable or disable the component. By default,
components are enabled. When a component is disabled, it has no
effect on the Project. Uncheck Is Enabled to disable the component.

  • Execution Outcome

    If a component with more than one outcome
    path is disabled, you must select which outcome path you want the component to take. Click the Execution Outcome drop-down list and select the outcome path for the workflow to follow.

  • Disabled Mapping

    If the component has output parameters, you must configure all output parameters with fixed data to pass on. This configuration can be performed in the Disabled Mapping option.

Connection information

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Component settings

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Use cases

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Example use case 1

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Example use case 2

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