Management → Managing Components → Creating Component Templates → Adding Component Template Properties
Component template properties ensure that every component created from a template has the same properties. The three types of available properties are described in the following table.
To add component template properties:
You can add component template properties as follows:
These user-defined properties can be used in scripts and plugins. Properties inherited from templates cannot be modified on the component level. If you change the value, the change will be reflected in components created from the template, including those previously created.
Every component will have this property; it will appear on the Create Component dialog box for every component created from this template. A value defined here can be changed by created components. Each property must have a type.
Every environment that uses a component created by this template will have this property. The property will appear on the environment's Component Mappings at Applications > [selected application] > Environments > [selected environment] > View Details > Component Mapping. A value defined here can be changed by environment. Each property must have a type.
You must select a type for each component and environment property. The available types are as follows:
Enables users to enter text characters.
Enables users to enter an arbitrary amount of text, limited to 4064 characters.
Displays a check box. If selected, a value of true will be used; otherwise the property is not set.
Requires a list of one or more values that will be displayed in a drop-down list box. Enables a single selection.
Requires a list of one or more values which will be displayed in a drop-down list box. Enables multiple selections.
Used for passwords. This is similar to Text except values are redacted.
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