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createOrUpdateGenre command to create or update the definition of the indicated service or endpoint genre in the sphere. The genre object provides the information needed to properly display service and endpoint type information such as friendly name and icon.
In general, this command will be used when an observer is released off-cycle. At such times, explicit instructions will be provided about the
createOrUpdateGenre command to use to teach your current system how to recognize the new genre and how to display services or endpoints of that type.
btmcli createOrUpdateGenre -n name -id id -t service | endpoint [iconUrl iconUrl] -overwrite -sphereUrl -l username:password
|-n||-name||The user visible or friendly name of the genre. By convention this is often the local name of the qualified name used as the genre's id (when the id is given as a QName).
The value specified will be used as the string to display in the Type field for services and endpoints.; for example, WEB_SERVICE, JAXRPC, DATABASE.
|-id||--||The unique identifier for the genre. By convention this is often given as a qualified name with a namespace of
|-t||-type||Indicates whether this genre represents a service type or an endpoint type.|
|-iconUrl||--||The URL where the system can find the icon used to represent the genre in the management console.
There will be two icon files for any genre. The file names will be greyTypeIcon.ext and greyTypeOperationIcon.ext, where the value of ext specifies the type of the icon file: gif, bmp, jpeg, or png. The value of Type is either Endpoint of Service.
|-overwrite||--||A switch that specifies whether it is permissible to replace any existing genre of the same id. You must specify this switch when doing an update.|
|-s||-sphereUrl||The URL of the sphere where the service whose setup data you want to get is registered. http://hostname:port/btmcentral/sphere/
This flag is not required if you have set the AP_SPHERE_URL environment variable for your sphere.
|-l||-userLogin||The username and password associated with the sphere, in the format: username:password. This set of credentials must belong to a user in the btmadmin role.
See Security Options in Accessing CLI Commands for information on furnishing login credentials.
You can encrypt passwords using the
The following example shows the
createOrUpdateGenre command used to create the endpoint type
btmcli createOrUpdateGenre -name MyGenre -id urn:com.aberpoint.servicegenres:MyGenre -s http://localhost:8080/btmcentral/sphre/ -l admin:abracadabra