Management → Managing Components → Creating Components
You can create a new component or import an existing one. See Importing/Exporting Components for information about importing components.
To create a component:
Identifies the component; appears in many UI features. Required.
The optional description can be used to convey additional information about the component. If the component is used by more than one application, for example, entering "Used in applications A and B" can help identify how the component is used.
A component template enables you to reuse component definitions; components based on templates inherit the template's source configuration, properties, and process. Any previously created templates are listed. A component can have a single template associated with it. The default value is None. If you select a template, the Template Version field is displayed, which is used to select a template version. By controlling the version, you can roll out template changes as required. The default value is Latest Version which means the component will automatically use the newest version, by creation date. See Creating Component Templates.
Note: If you select a template that already has a source config type, the dialog box will change to reflect values defined for the template. Several fields, including the Source Config Type field, will become populated and locked.
|Source Config Type||Defines the location from which to load the component's
All artifacts for a component must have the same source configuration type.
Selecting a value displays additional fields associated with the selection. For
more information see
Source Configuration Type Fields.
Note: If you selected a template, this field is locked and its value is inherited from the template.
|Import Versions Automatically||If selected, the source location is periodically polled for
new versions; any found are automatically imported.
If left deselected, you can manually create versions by using the Versions pane. By default, the check box is deselected.
See Importing Versions Automatically for more information.
|Copy to CodeStation||
This option, selected by default, creates a tamper-proof copy of the artifacts and stores them in the embedded artifact management system, CodeStation. For optimal use of Deployment Automation, the check box should be selected.
This option cannot be deselected if the selected source configuration type cannot be used to populate versions directly. If the option to deselect is available, see your source configuration type in Source Configuration Type Fields for more details.
|Default Version Type||Required. Defines how versions are imported into
Full means the version is comprehensive and contains all artifacts; Incremental means the version contains a subset of the component's artifacts. The default value is Full.
|Inherit Cleanup Settings||Determines how many component versions are kept in CodeStation, and how long they are kept. If selected, the component will use the values specified in Administration > System > System Settings. If deselected, additional fields appear.|
|Days to Keep Versions||If Inherit Cleanup Settings is not selected, this field appears, which enables you to define custom values. This is initially set to -1, keep indefinitely.|
|Number of Versions to Keep||If Inherit Cleanup Settings is not selected, this field appears, which enables you to define custom values. This is initially set to -1, keep indefinitely.|
|Run process after creating a new version||If selected, you may specify an application process and environment. The given application process will be run after a new version of the component is created.|
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