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Parameter Group Templates

Parameter Group Templates are sets of Parameters that can be deployed to one or more Tenants, and are defined by the Service Provider. A parameter can be included in more than one Group Template. You can also group sets of parameters into sections within a Parameter Group Template to enable you to create Parameter Group Sections within your parameter groups.

Viewing Parameter Group Templates

This screen displays a list of all defined Parameter Group Templates for which you have the required role privileges to view. If you are using GAX 8.5.0 or earlier, all Parameter Group Templates in the Tenant are displayed, subject to your access privileges in the Tenant. In GAX 8.5.2, the list appears as a hierarchical tree of folders to which the corresponding Parameter Group Templates were deployed. However, you can see only those folders for which you have the appropriate role privileges. Therefore, you might not see all of the Parameter Group Templates in the Tenant, only those in the folders to which you have access.

To refresh the list at any time, click Refresh. Click a Parameter Group Template in the list, and its properties are displayed to the right of the list.

To sort the Templates in the list, click a column header. Clicking the header a second time reverses the sort order.

To find particular Templates in the list:

  • Type the name or partial name of an object in the Quick Filter field. The list dynamically updates to show items that match the text in the Quick Filter field.
  • Click Tenant Filter to open the Tenant filter panel. In this panel, click the checkboxes beside tenants that you want to select. Use the Quick Filter field in this panel to filter the tenant list.


The properties of Parameter Group Templates are described in the following table:

Property Description
Name The name of the Parameter Group Template. It must be unique in the system.
Description Optional text describing the Parameter Group Template or providing additional information.
Parameters A list of Parameters that have been added to the Parameter Group Template. The Section(s) to which this Parameter Group Template belongs is also displayed here.
Sections can be deleted. Deleting a section only deletes the section grouping, and does not delete the set of Parameters previously within that section.
Used (Read-only) Used to deploy a Parameter Group.

Working with Parameter Group Templates

You can perform the following tasks in this screen:

  • Create Parameter Group Templates
  • Modify Parameter Group Templates
  • Delete Parameter Group Templates
  • Manage the list of Parameters in a Parameter Group Template
  • Distribute Parameter Group Templates
  • Associate applications
  • Determine where a Parameter Group Template is used and then change the Parameter Group Template that a Parameter Group uses to a different Parameter Group Template
  • View the change history of the Parameter Group Template in the History panel by clicking Related and selecting History

Create Parameter Group Templates

The Service Provider creates Parameter Group Templates, and assigns Parameters to them.

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Modify Parameter Group Templates

Changes that you make to a Parameter Group Template are not propagated to Parameter Groups that use that template.

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Delete Parameter Group Templates

You cannot delete a Parameter Group Template that is currently deployed.

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Manage the list of Parameters

In a Parameter Group Template, you can manage the list of Parameters in the following ways:

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  • Change the order of the Parameters in the list of Selected Parameters [+] Show steps
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Distribute Parameter Group Templates

The Service Provider deploys Parameter Group Templates to Tenants, at which point, the Parameter Group Template becomes a Parameter Group in that Tenant.

Starting in release 8.5.230, you can deploy Parameter Group Templates to specified Folders and Configuration Units within the Tenant. This enables each Tenant to restrict access to particular Parameter Groups based on a user's permissions to that Configuration Unit or Folder. Previously, all users with access to the Tenant could access all Parameters.

You can modify a Parameter Group Template after it has been deployed. For example, you can add, remove, re-order, and/or modify the parameters in an already deployed Parameter Group Template. {{NoteFormat|If you have changed the schema of the Template, be aware that pressing the Sync button restores the rest of the Template (below the change) to default values. You will then have to set the values for that part of the Template back to the correct values.

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This page was last edited on July 27, 2017, at 19:53.
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