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Creating datasets in the Reconciliation console

When you create a dataset, you give it both a name and an ID. The naming convention for dataset IDs is as follows, and should be written using all capital letters:


  • <VENDOR_NAME> is the name of the company whose product provides or consumes data from the dataset. If it is a site-specific dataset, it should have a vendor name of SITE.
  • <PURPOSE> is the purpose of the dataset, for example, ASSET, IMPORT, or ARCHIVE.
  • <VENDOR_SPECIFIC_PRODUCT> is the product or functionality area within a purpose.

For example, BMC Asset Management uses the BMC.ASSET dataset ID.


Use datasets primarily to represent different data providers, but you can use datasets to represent other types or groupings of data, such as test data, obsolete data, or data for different companies or organizations for multitenancy.


Typically, you should create a regular dataset. Do not create an overlay dataset for a data provider. For more information about overlay datasets, see Overlay datasets in BMC Atrium CMDB.

To create a dataset

  1. Create a dataset from different places in the console.
    • From the Identify activity, click Add Dataset Identification Group Association, and then click Create Dataset.
    • In the Reconciliation console., click Create Dataset.
  2. Complete the following fields.


    Type a unique name. The name cannot contain any characters that are not allowed in file names for the operating system of your server. For example, on a Windows server, your job name cannot contain the following characters: \ / : * ? " < > |


    Type a unique ID string for the dataset. The Dataset ID cannot contain a slash (/) , semicolon (;) , or comma (,). If you do not provide an ID, the system generates a GUID to use for this ID. The Dataset Name and Dataset ID cannot be changed from this window after you have created the dataset. However, you can rename a dataset with a Rename activity. For information about this, see Renaming datasets by using the Reconciliation Engine.


    Select the whether instances can be created, modified, and deleted in the dataset.

    • Writable — Any process can write to the dataset
    • Read-Only — No process can write to the dataset; its data can only be viewed
    • Writable by client only — Only the client processes specified in the ClientTypeList field can write to the dataset
      In most cases, select Writable.

    Client Type List

    If you selected Writable by client only, type the client IDs of each BMC Atrium client that can write to this dataset in the ClientTypeList field.

    To allow all clients to write to this dataset, leave this field blank. If you enter any IDs here, only those clients can create, modify, or delete instances in the dataset. Client IDs are integer values and must be delimited by semicolons. The allowable client values are the following IDs:

    • BMC Impact Publishing Server: 28
    • BMC Impact Model Designer: 59
    • Reconciliation Engine: 32


    Select Regular or Overlay. For information about overlay datasets, see Overlay datasets in BMC Atrium CMDB.

    Source Dataset ID

    If you selected Overlay, type the SourceDatasetId for this new dataset. This is the Dataset ID of the existing regular dataset that your new dataset overlays.

  3. Click Save.

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  1. Jan Sierens

    After creating the dataset only admin will have access to the dataset.

    To update access permissions of the dataset the attribute CMDBRowLevelSecurity must be updated in the form BMC.CORE.CONFIG:BMC_Dataset.

    Oct 21, 2014 04:55
    1. Amol Redij

      Hi Jan,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Can you please clarify which kind of access permissions are you referring to?



      Nov 13, 2014 04:19
  2. Jan Sierens


    If this permission is not set the dataset will only be visible for administrator in the asset console, ci explorer, etc...  

    Nov 13, 2014 07:34
    1. Amol Redij


      For more information on user roles and permissions, see Roles, instance permissions, and row-level access in BMC Atrium Core




      Dec 17, 2014 03:28