Assets

An asset is a set of configuration properties that are grouped into a logical unit.
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An
asset
is a set of configuration properties that are grouped into a logical unit.
Typically, an asset represents a point of communication with an external application or an intermediate client/server component necessary for communication with an application. Types of assets include JMS connection factory, JMS destination, JNDI context, and SAP JCo destination.
The main benefit of assets is reuse. You do not need to enter the same properties multiple times. Instead, you define the properties once as part of an asset.
The following parameters are common to all assets:
  • Name
  • Description
  • Run-time scope
Assets are associated with a configuration. When you open a configuration, the asset browser is located to the right of the properties editor. The project configuration contains the superset of all the assets in the other configurations. You can configure an asset in one of the other configurations to override the corresponding asset in the project configuration.
You can create assets from scratch or from test steps.