Sun Identity Manager Deployment Reference

Alternative Display Values in a Select List

You can create a Select list that displays a different set of values than the values that will actually be assigned to the field. This is often used to provide more recognizable names for cryptic values, or to perform internationalization. This is accomplished by using the valueMap property to associate the displayed value with the actual value, as shown in the following example:

Example 2–11 Changing Values for Select Lists Using the valueMap property

<Field name=’waveset.organization’>
<Display class=’Select’>
<Property name=’title’ value=’Add Account’/>
<Property name=’nullLabel’ value=’Select...’/>
<Property name=’valueMap’>
<s>Top Level</s>
<s>Ted’s Organization</s>
<s>Super Secret Org</s>

In the preceding example, the value map is specified as a list of pairs of strings. The odd-numbered strings are the actual values that are assigned to this field. The even-numbered strings are the values that are displayed in the select list. For example, if the select list entry Ted’s Organization is selected, the value of this field becomes Top:Orgb.