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Custom properties help you add custom labels to monitored objects, group objects based on the property or alert on objects with a certain value for the property.
Depending on the selected object type, some options are not available.
The available object types depend on the Orion Platform products installed. All installations allow you to create Node and Volume custom properties.
Frequently used custom properties are available as templates. Select a template, and adjust the settings if necessary. Templates ensure that naming conventions are met when necessary for certain workflows.
Property names are not case-sensitive, and must be unique for each object type. For example, you can have separate Comment properties for Nodes, Volumes, and other object types.
We recommend that you limit the string length for text properties. The string length can affect SQL performance, especially when custom properties are used in limitations. The shorter the string length, the faster the queries.
To limit the string length, click Edit, and provide the maximum number of characters.
Create a drop-down menu with specific values for the property by selecting Restrict values, and adding the values.
Restricting values helps to maintain the consistency of values for individual custom properties.
When you select a Usage option, you cannot clear the option after you submit the custom property. This prevents you for example from disabling a custom property for reports in case it is already used in a report.
To add a value for properties with restricted values, select Add New Value from the drop-down menu, and enter the new value.
You have created a custom property and provided its value for the selected objects.
You can now use the custom property for sorting objects of the type in Group By lists.