This documentation supports the 9.1.04 version and its patches of BMC Atrium Core. The documentation for version 9.1 to 9.1 Service Pack 3 and its patches is available here.

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Creating a dataset

A dataset in BMC CMDB is used to capture data from different data sources.

To create a dataset

  1. Open the Dataset Editor form using one of the following methods:
    • Go to Application Launcher > Advanced > Reconciliation.
      1. Select a reconciliation job which has an identify activity.
      2. Click Edit Job.
      3. In the Job Editor form, select an identify job and click Edit Activity.
      4. Click Add Dataset Identification Group Association , and then click Create Dataset.
    • Go to Application Launcher > Advanced > Reconciliation, and 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 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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