You can record information about applications that is specific to your organization in AppDNA application attributes. An application attribute can contain information such as asset ID, cost center, application status, or owner.
The following attributes are already created:
AppIDs, tracked by many organizations, might be an asset tag number or other tracking number held in a corporate purchasing system or other application. You are responsible for obtaining AppIDs from your corporate system: You can handle that manually, through scripts that you write, or by working with Citrix Consulting to integrate AppDNA with your corporate system. If you do not assign a value to AppIDs, AppDNA assigns them, starting at 1, based on the order in which the applications are imported into AppDNA.
To add custom information to applications you:
When creating an attribute, use the AppDNA management console to:
You must use the AppDNA management console to create application attributes.
The Application attributes screen appears.
This is the label that will identify the attribute on reports.
Your selection determines which reports can include the attribute. If you select the Per-report attribute check box, the attribute cannot appear on the Application List screen or the Overview Summary report, which include only the data that applies globally to the application.
For example, suppose that you are creating an attribute, Tested, to indicate whether the application is tested. If the value for Tested might differ for the various operating systems, select the check box.
For example, suppose that you are creating an attribute for cost center. In your organization, the same cost center applies for a particular application, regardless of the operating system. In this case, you would not select the check box.
After you create an attribute, you cannot change its Per-report attribute setting.
The data type restricts the attribute value to a particular input format.
To reorder a list or change its members, see To edit a list, later in this section.
After you create an attribute, you cannot change its Data type setting.
Consider the space requirements of additional columns when determining which attributes to show in a report.
The attribute appears in the selected locations.
To set the value of application attributes for multiple applications at a time, you can import the values from a comma-separated values (.csv) file or the AppDNA SDK .
If you import applications from a file, as described in Import from List, you can import the attributes at the same time or subsequently. Before you import attribute values, you must create the application attributes. Creating an attribute automatically adds it to the template import file.
Be sure to re-import your template import file after adding, editing, or deleting attributes.
If you use other methods from the AppDNA management console to import applications, you can import the attributes after the applications are available in AppDNA.
The properties page appears.
The properties page appears.
The Application Attributes Settings appear.