Step properties: the properties element#

The properties element is a container for properties, which are defined with the property tag.

Each step has a single properties element; a properties element can contain any number of property child elements.

A property tag has a mandatory name attribute, optional required attribute, and two child elements, property-ui and value, which are defined in the following table.

<property> Child Elements Description
<property-ui> Defines how the property is presented to users in the HCL™ Launch editor. This element has several attributes: - label

Identifies the property in the editor's Edit Properties dialog box.

Text that is displayed to users in the associated roll-over help box.

Property value that is displayed when the Edit Properties dialog box is displayed; used if unchanged.

Identifies the type of widget that is displayed to users. Possible values are:

-   `textBox`

Enables users to enter an arbitrary amount of text, limited to 4064 characters.

-   `textAreaBox`

Enables users to enter an arbitrary amount of text (larger input area than textBox), limited to limited to 4064 characters.

-   `secureBox`

Used for passwords. Similar to textBox except values are redacted.

-   `checkBox`

Displays a check box. If checked, a value of true is used; otherwise the property is not set.

-   `selectBox`

Requires a list of one or more values, which are displayed in a list. Configuring a value is described below.

| |<value> |Used to specify values for a selectBox. Each value has a mandatory label attribute, which is displayed to users, and a value that is used by the property when selected. Values are displayed in the order they are defined.|

Here is a sample <property> definition:

<property name="onerror" required="true">
  <property-ui type="selectBox"
    description="Action to perform when statement fails: continue, stop, abort."
    label="Error Handling"/>
  <value label="Abort">abort</value>
  <value label="Continue">continue</value>
  <value label="Stop">stop</value>

Parent topic: Plug-in steps: The step-type element