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Defining BMC Atrium Explorer tooltips for a class

When you mouse over an instance in BMC Atrium Explorer, it displays a tooltip containing attribute values for that instance. The list of attributes in the tooltip are defined for a specific class, and you can add and modify those tooltips in BMC Atrium CMDB.

An instance of BMC_UIComponent for each Configuration Item (CI) class in the Common Data Model (CDM) defines a tooltip listing attribute values for that class in the BMC Atrium Explorer. You can modify these tooltips, create new tooltips to represent classes outside of the CDM, or create multiple tooltips for the same class.

To define a tooltip

  1. Use the following direct access URL to open the BMC_UIComponent form:
  2. Create or modify an instance of BMC_UIComponent, entering values for the following attributes:
    • ClassId — Type BMC_UICOMPONENT.
    • ComponentLocale — Type the locale where this tooltip should be displayed. When a client requests a tooltip under a locale for which there is no tooltip defined, the en_US tooltip is displayed.
    • ComponentName (optional) — Type a name for the tooltip.
    • ComponentQual(optional) — Type a qualification that specifies which instances of the class in ComponentRelatedClassId display the attributes listed in this tooltip. If no ComponentQual is specified, this tooltip is displayed for all instances of the class, subject to the values of ComponentLocale and ComponentTag4.
      Qualifications use dollar signs to enclose attribute names. For example, the qualification $Name$ LIKE "Computer%" matches instances where the value of the Name attribute begins with "Computer."
    • ComponentRelatedClassId — Type the class ID of the class for which this tooltip displays attribute values. The class ID is case sensitive, and might not be the same as the class name. For example, the class with a name of BMC_ComputerSystem has a class ID of BMC_COMPUTERSYSTEM. For more information about the class ID of a specific class, see the BMC Atrium CMDB Data Model Help.
    • ComponentString — Type the names of the attributes, delimited by commas, for which values are displayed when a user mouses over an instance of the class in ComponentRelatedClassId in the BMC Atrium Explorer.
    • ComponentTag1 — Type the name of the application that owns the tooltip. It should be a name other than BMC_CMDB, which is used for tooltips supplied by the BMC Atrium CMDB.
    • ComponentTag4 — Type an integer to specify the precedence value of this tooltip. When more than one tooltip's ComponentLocale and ComponentQual match an instance to be represented in the BMC Atrium Explorer, the tooltip with the highest precedence value is displayed.
    • ComponentType — Select Tooltip.
  3. Save your changes.

New and changed tooltips are available to BMC Atrium Explorer within ten minutes. To make them available sooner, restart the mid tier. After waiting ten minutes or restarting the mid tier, reopen BMC Atrium Explorer.

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