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Filtering Foundation data by domain

BMC Helix Innovation Studio enables you to filter the Foundation data by defining Domain data tags.

A domain tag is a label that you associate with different types of Foundation data in your application. The domain tag determines to which domain the Foundation data belongs. For example, you can add HR domain tag for HR-related data and IT domain tag for Hardware-related data. When you create an install package for your application, the domain tag is also exported as a part of the application. After the application is deployed to the target system, the domain tag is available and you can tag the Foundation data with the domain tag. A developer must make sure that the application logic uses the domain tag and limits the number of Foundation data elements that are displayed in the application.

You can use domain data tags to perform the following tasks:

  • Control visibility and filter Foundation data within your applications.
    For example, in your HR services application, you can apply HR domain tag to HR support groups, incident requests, or support tickets to retrieve and show data related to HR only.
  • Skip unwanted data and use only the relevant data for your application.
  • Search in your application for data related to one domain.  

You can use domain tags to label only the Organization, Categorization, and Location data.

To create domain data tags

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Innovation Studio and navigate to the Administration tab.
  2. Select Foundation Data > Domain Data Tags.
  3. On the Domain Tag Registry page, click Add.
  4. On the Create Domain Tag page, enter the information for the following fields:

    Domain TagName of the domain tag, such as Facilities, Human Resources, IT.
    (Optional) Bundle ID

    Select the application for which you want to create the domain data tags. When you develop an application and want to limit the number of Foundation data elements (categories, locations, and organizations) to be displayed in it, you create domain tags and link them to the application.

  5. Click Save.
To apply the domain data tags to the Foundation data, select the tags from the Domain Tag field while creating Foundation data. 

Where to go from here

Creating or modifying Foundation data elements

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  1. Ken Woodward

    what information is to be set in the Bundle ID? This field when creating a new data tag is also called Bundle name and is a menu, which returns no values?

    Jun 18, 2020 06:16
    1. Anushree Chavan

      Hello Ken,

      We'll get in touch with the Subject Matter Expert and reply to you shortly.



      Jun 19, 2020 08:56
    1. Anushree Chavan

      Hello Ken,

      Based on your feedback, we have added more information about bundle Id and domain tag in the topic. 

      Also, if there are no bundles (applications/libraries) created, the Bundle Id list would be empty.

      Hope this helps.



      Jul 08, 2020 11:53