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Configure state variables

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Aug 22, 2016

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Use the Groups grid to add, edit, and delete state variables and the number, text, and time fields associated with each variable.

State variables are used in rules to represent temporary or transitional states. For example, you can create a state variable to track the state of a particular system, setting it to a different value depending on whether the system comes online or goes offline.

You can also configure rules to monitor the contents of a state variable to validate or invalidate a rule. For example, you can set a DEFCON value and ensure that the DEFCON value is over 3 before notifying your on-call staff.

If you require permanent lists of data that can be preserved over long periods of time, you can use User-Defined Groups in a similar manner.

Add a new state variable field

  1. Open the Build > Groups view.
  2. In the Groups grid, click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/070/Button-Plus(Gray)_17x13.png and select State Variable.

    If you are editing a state variable, click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/070/Button-Gear_17x14.png next to the variable and select Edit.

    The State Variables pane displays as an editable form. If you are editing an existing state variable, the form displays any preconfigured fields.

    File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/070/StateVariables75.png

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the state variable.
  4. Click the Manager drop-down menu and select the manager that will host the state variable. If you are editing an existing group, this field displays the hosting manager.

  5. Click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/070/Button-Plus_16x14.png to display the Add Variable Field form.

  6. In the Name box, enter a name for the state variable field.
  7. In the Type list, select the type of state variable the field represents???Text, Number, or Time.
  8. Click Save in the first column to save the field.

    The new State Variable field displays in the State Variables grid with the field name and comparison type.

  9. Repeat steps 5 through 8 for each field you want to add to the state variable.
  10. Click Save in the right column to save the state variable settings.

    The new state variable displays in the Groups grid and the State Variables list in Rule Builder. You can incorporate this state variable whenever you add or edit a rule.

Edit a state variable field

  1. Open the Build > Groups view.
  2. Select a state variable in the Groups grid.
  3. Click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/070/Button-Gear_18x15.png and select Edit.

    The State Variables pane opens as an editable form.

  4. In the Fields grid, select the state variable field you want to edit.

    The Add Variable Field form displays, showing the current field configuration.

  5. Edit the field Name or Type as required.
  6. Click Save to apply your changes.

    The updated field appears in the fields grid.

  7. Click Save in the right column button to save your changes to the state variable.

Delete a state variable field

  1. Open the Build > Groups view.
  2. Select a state variable you want to delete.
  3. Click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/070/Button-Gear_18x15.png and select Edit.
  4. In the Groups grid, do either of the following:

    The State Variables pane opens as an editable form.

  5. In the Fields grid, select the field you want to delete.
  6. Click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/070/Button-Minus_13x11.png to delete the field.

    The field is removed from the Fields grid.

  7. Click Save to save the changes.

Manage state variable folders

As with rules and email templates, you can use the Folders pane to organize your state variables into folders and sub-folders. You can add, rename, move, and delete state variable folders.

 
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