Export-flow part of displayname of Refence object from a value of a custom attribute.
Hi, I have a custom Multivalued Attribute with a Reference value. The value is selected by users in the portal from a list of groups wich have a special prefix "AppFIM_App_XXX" I now want to use that XXX info to flow in to a String attribute i a connected system. Any idea's on how to do that? Can i be done natively in FIM or do i have to make a special WF ?/Frederik Leed
October 19th, 2010 11:02am

Before I tell you that (yes) you need a custom workflow activity :) ... to perform a lookup(s) on the FIM database to get the suffix from the DisplayName corresponding to each of the selected GUIDs in your multivalue attribute .... do I take it that if 2 reference values are selected (say AppFIM_App_A and AppFIM_App_B) that you would want to (export) flow both values to your string attribute (i.e. "A" and "B")? In other words wouldn't you need a multivalue string attribute for your target, or do you want to concatenate these (e.g. "A,B" or "AB" or "A;B")? Anyhow, even if your custom attribute was a single reference value you'd still have to do a lookup activity first - to write your "XXX" to the WorkflowData collection (say as "TargetAppName"), and then refer to this in your export flow rule (i.e. [//WorkflowData/TargetAppName]).Bob Bradley, www.unifysolutions.net (FIMBob?)
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October 19th, 2010 11:50am

Thanks for the fast reply. This is exactly what i was looking for. I'm sorry that it is not possible directly in FIM though. I'm finding that lots of stuff needs to be done in custom wf's. I'll be looking for that "WF's for beginners guide" soon enough. Maybe someone has some great links to some free wf's ? :)/Frederik Leed
October 19th, 2010 1:23pm

Agreed ... but with a small caveat ... if you're forward-thinking you will be smart about the way you write your activities to get maximum re-use. Never hard-wire anything, and always make them as flexible as possible without over-engineering them. E.g. generic workflow activity to load stuff into WorkflowData ...Bob Bradley, www.unifysolutions.net (FIMBob?)
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October 19th, 2010 2:24pm

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