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Oracle® Fusion Middleware User Guide for Oracle Enterprise Repository
11g Release 1 (11.1.1.4.0)

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2 Using the Asset Editor

This chapter describes how to use the Asset Editor in Oracle Enterprise Repository.

This chapter contains the following sections:

2.1 Overview

The Asset Editor is used to administer assets and to configure assets and types. Categories, relationships, rejection reasons, repositories, and vendors are also configured within the Asset Editor.

The specifics of configuration depend on your organization's guidelines, and may differ slightly from the options discussed here.

2.2 Launching the Asset Editor

This procedure is performed on the Oracle Enterprise Repository Assets screen.

  1. Click Edit/Manage Assets. The Asset Editor is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-1.

    Figure 2-1 Asset Editor

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-1 .

2.3 Configuring System Options

A number of system options can be configured from the Actions menu in the Asset Editor.

2.3.1 Configure Acceptable Value Lists

Defines/identifies the single- and multiple-selection lists used as metadata elements in asset displays.

  1. Select Configure Acceptable Value Lists from the Actions menu. The Configure Acceptable Value Lists dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-2.

    Figure 2-2 Configure Acceptable Value Lists

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-2 .
  2. Click Add. The Add Acceptable Value List dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-3.

  3. Enter an appropriate name in the List Name text box.

    Figure 2-3 Add Acceptable Value List Dialog

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-3 .
  4. Enter an appropriate list item name in the text box next to the Add button.

  5. Click Add.

  6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 as necessary to add additional list items.

  7. When finished, click OK. The new list appears in the Configure Acceptable Value Lists window.

  8. To edit any Acceptable Value List, select the list from the Configure Acceptable Value Lists window.

  9. Click Edit. The Edit Acceptable Value List dialog is displayed. (Same form as the Add Acceptable Value List window.)

  10. Make changes as necessary.

  11. Click OK.

2.3.2 Configure Artifact Stores

Determines where the files relevant to assets in Oracle Enterprise Repository are stored.

  1. Select Configure Artifact Stores from the Actions menu. The Configure Artifact Stores dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-4.

    Figure 2-4 Configure Artifact Stores Dialog

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  2. Click Add. The Create a New Artifact Store dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-5.

    Figure 2-5 Create a New Artifact Store Dialog

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-5 .
  3. Enter a name for the artifact store.

  4. In the Type list, select a type for the artifact store.

    • Default Types:

      • FTP

        Accesses files on an FTP server

      • HTTP

        Accesses files on a Web server

      • HTTPS

        Accesses files on a secure Web server

      • UNC

        Accesses files using a Windows or Samba share

      • Raw URI

        Access files through a raw URI.

      • Raw SCM

        Access files through a raw SCM. Allows the selection of SCM Types, including CVS, Perforce, and Other. The selected SCM type automatically populates the Download Path URI Suffix field, but the field can be modified however necessary.

    • Depending on the integration options included in your installation of Oracle Enterprise Repository, one or more of the following types may be available:

      • Perforce

        Accesses the Perforce source control management system

      • PVCS

        Accesses the PVCS source control management system

      • ChangeMan DS

        Accesses the ChangeMan DS source control management system

      • ClearCase

        Accesses the ClearCase source control management system

      • CVS

        Accesses the CVS source control management system (requires either ViewCVS or similar product configured)

      • FileStores

        Accesses the ClearCase or other SCM control management system

      • ClearQuest

        Accesses the ClearQuest defect tracking system

  5. Enter a hostname and path for the server.

  6. Optional: Enter a username and password. Exercising this option enables automatic login.

  7. When finished, click OK.

  8. To edit any Artifact Store, locate it in the list in the Configure Artifact Stores window.

  9. Click Edit. The Edit Artifact Store dialog is displayed. (Same form as the Create a new Artifact Store window.)

  10. Make changes as necessary.

  11. Click OK.

2.3.3 Configure Categorizations

Categorizations determine how assets are organized and viewed. They can also be applied in a similar fashion to projects.

  1. Select Configure Categorizations from the Actions menu. The Configure Categorizations dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-6.

    Figure 2-6 Configure Categorizations Dialog

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-6 .
  2. Click Add. The Add Categorizations dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-7.

  3. Enter the appropriate information in each of the text boxes.

    Figure 2-7 Add Categorizations Dialog

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-7 .
  4. Select the Mutually exclusive assignment? option if assets can be assigned to only one of the categorizations in this categorization type.

  5. Select the Assignable to Projects? option (if this option has been enabled by your Oracle Enterprise Repository Administrator) so categorizations can be assigned to projects.

  6. If UDDI is enabled for your environment, then Oracle Enterprise Repository automatically creates tModelKeys for categorizations. If required, an administrator can assign specific UDDI Version 2 or Version 3 tModelKeys to any categorization.

  7. Click Add to add sub-categorizations. The Add Categorizations dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-8.

    Figure 2-8 Add Categorizations Dialog

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-8 .
  8. When finished, click OK. The new categorization appears in the Configure Categorizations window.

  9. To edit any Categorization, locate it in the list in the Configure Categorizations window.

  10. Click Edit. The Edit Categorization dialog is displayed. (Same form as the Add Categorizations window.)

  11. Make changes as necessary.

  12. Click OK.

2.3.4 Configure Relationships

Relationships define the connection, interaction, or interdependence between assets. If so configured, assets subject to a specific relationship to an asset that has been selected for use (that is, the Use - Download button has been clicked) may also be downloaded.

  1. Select Configure Relationships from the Actions menu. The Configure Relationships dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-9.

    Figure 2-9 Configure Relationships Dialog

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  2. Click Add. The Add Relationships dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-10.

  3. Enter the appropriate information in each of the text boxes.

    Figure 2-10 Add Relationship Dialog

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  4. Make the appropriate selection in the Direction list.

    The selected direction affects the information displayed in the Source Asset and Target Asset text boxes. For example, in a two-way relationship, the target and source are interdependent, whereas Two-way -- order matters can be used to describe the relationship between sequential versions of an asset, i.e., the relationship between Asset v0.90 and Asset v1.0.

  5. Make the appropriate selection in the Make target assets available for download with the source asset checkbox.

  6. When finished, click OK.

  7. To edit any Relationship, locate it in the list in the Configure Relationships window.

  8. Click Edit. The Edit Relationships dialog is displayed. (Same form as the Add Relationship window.)

  9. Make changes as necessary.

  10. Click OK.

2.3.4.1 Configure System-Supplied Relationships

There are also system-supplied relationships in Oracle Enterprise Repository with limited read-only functionality to end users. Unlike standard asset relationships, system-supplied relationships are used in a context that requires their name and direction to be immutable. Therefore, these relationships cannot be added, deleted, or modified by users, except where otherwise noted.

2.3.5 Configure Rejection Reasons

Determines the selection of Rejection Reasons available to users who reject previously used/downloaded assets. Rejection Reasons provide valuable local community feedback on assets.

  1. Select Configure Rejection Reasons from the Actions menu. The Configure Rejection Reasons dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-11.

    Figure 2-11 Configure Rejection Reasons Dialog

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  2. Click Add. The Edit Rejection Reasons dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-12.

    Figure 2-12 Edit Rejection Reason Dialog

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  3. Enter the appropriate text in the Rejection Reason text box.

  4. When finished, click OK.

  5. To edit any Rejection Reason, locate it in the list in the Configure Rejection Reasons window.

  6. Click Edit. The Edit Rejection Reasons dialog is displayed.

  7. Make changes as necessary.

  8. Click OK.

2.3.6 Configure Vendors

Defines/identifies vendors providing assets to the repository.

  1. Select Configure Vendors from the Actions menu. The Configure Vendors dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-13.

    Figure 2-13 Configure Vendors Dialog

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  2. Click Add. The Add Vendor Name dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-14.

    Figure 2-14 Add Vendor Name Dialog

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  3. Enter the appropriate information in the Name text box.

  4. When finished, click OK.

  5. To edit any Vendor, locate it in the list in the Configure Vendors window.

  6. Click Edit. The Edit Vendor Name window opens. (Same form as the Add Vendor Name window.)

  7. Make changes as necessary.

  8. Click OK.

2.4 Advanced Asset Submission

This function allows a user (with the appropriate privileges) to submit assets through the Asset Editor rather that through the Web Console. This allows the user to enter more asset details upon submission. This procedure is performed in the Asset Editor. (Access to the Asset Editor is determined by the role to which the user is assigned.)

  1. Open the File menu in the Asset Editor and select New. The Create a New Asset dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-15.

    Figure 2-15 Create a New Asset Dialog

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-15 .
  2. Enter the appropriate information in the Name and Version text boxes.

  3. Select the appropriate Type template from the Type list, Figure 2-16.

    Figure 2-16 Create a New Asset Dialog - Type List

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-16 .
  4. Click OK. The new asset appears in the Asset Editor, as shown in Figure 2-17.

    Figure 2-17 Asset Editor - New Asset

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-17 .

    The asset is submitted for review and registration.

2.5 Asset/Compliance Template/Policy Migration

Migration refers to the transfer of metadata and files from one asset, compliance template, or Policy to another, usually of the same type. Since it is easier to edit metadata than to recreate it, this function allows users to quickly create different versions of assets, compliance templates, or policies. For example, to create JavaComponent v1.0, one would migrate the metadata and files from JavaComponent v0.90, then make the necessary changes in the metadata for the v1.0 asset. When migrating an asset the new asset must have a different name, version number, or both. Migration does NOT remove the original asset from Oracle Enterprise Repository.

It is also possible to migrate an asset, compliance template, or policy to a different type. However, differing metadata elements does not transfer. For example, if the originating asset type uses a table on one of its tabs and is migrated to an asset type that does not have the same table element, the table and its metadata does not migrate. The table metadata element would have to be created in the new asset type.

2.5.1 Migrating an Asset/Compliance Template/Policy

This procedure is performed in the Asset Editor.

  1. Use Search or browse the Asset Editor file tree to locate the source asset or compliance template to be migrated, as shown in Figure 2-18.

    Figure 2-18 Asset Editor - Search Button

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-18 .
  2. Select Copy/Migrate in the File menu.

    The Copy/Migrate dialog is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-19.

    Figure 2-19 Copy/Migrate Dialog

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-19 .
  3. Enter the appropriate information in the Name and Version text boxes.

  4. Select the destination Type (the type to which the source artifact is to be migrated) in the Type list.

    Migrating assets between dissimilar types affects the display of asset information in the asset detail and in the Asset Editor.

  5. When finished, click OK.

    The migrated asset appears in the Asset Editor, as shown in Figure 2-20.

    Figure 2-20 Asset Editor - Overview Tab

    Surrounding text describes Figure 2-20 .
  6. Click the new asset's Administration tab, as shown in Figure 2-21.

    Figure 2-21 Administration Tab

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  7. Register the new asset or assign it to another user for registration.

2.6 Asset Registration Status

The registrar may assign a status to the asset using the Administration tab in the Asset Editor.

2.6.1 Assigning or Changing an Asset's Status

This procedure is performed in the Asset Editor. Any changes to an asset's status are automatically saved by the Asset Editor.

  1. Use Search or browse the Asset Editor file tree to locate the source asset or compliance template to be modified.

  2. Click the Administration tab.

  3. In the Status list, select the status to be assigned to the asset, as shown in Figure 2-22.

    Figure 2-22 Status List

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    Note:

    Depending on the assigned status, the asset may disappear from the tree (Deleted) or be unavailable for user searches (Retired).