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Defining event definitions

Events are the activities that occur in an application. Event attributes comprise the data related to the event that you want to track.

Before you begin

Before you create and manage event definitions, make sure that you have completed the following tasks: 


Application business analysts can customize the objects developed in their own applications and that are marked customizable by the administrator, but cannot customize the objects developed in com.bmc.arsys in Best Practice Customization mode. For example, objects in core BMC applications such as, Foundation, Approval, and Assignment cannot be customized in Best Practice Customization mode.

To create an event definition

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Innovation Studio and navigate to the Workspace tab.
  2. Select the application or library where you want to create an event definition.
  3. Click Events >New
  4. On the  Event Properties tab, in the Name field, enter the name of the event. 
    For example, the Knowledge search event. 


    You cannot rename an event.

  5. (Optional) To disable the event for tracking, click the toggle key. 
  6. (Optional) To add event attributes, click New Attribute
    By default, all events have the UserName (login name of the user) and CreatedDate (time stamp of the event) attributes. You cannot modify or delete these attributes. 
  7. Select the type of attribute. 
  8. On the  Event Attribute Properties tab, enter the attribute name without adding spaces.

  9. Click Save.

To copy an event definition

You can reuse an event definition by copying it within the application or to a different application or library.

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Innovation Studio and navigate to the Workspace tab.
  2. Select the application or library that contains the event you want to copy.
  3. Click Events, select the event definition that you want to copy, and click Copy.
  4. In the Copy definition dialog box, enter the following details:
    • From Target application/library, select the target application or library where you want to copy the event.
    • In the Definition name field, type a name for the event definition. 

    The copied event is saved in the target application.

Related topic

Defining event statistics

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