Assertion Information

The Assertion Information dialog summarizes context variable usage for a selected assertion:
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The Assertion Information dialog summarizes context variable usage for a selected assertion:
  • Variables set by the assertion (if any)
  • Variables used by the assertion (if any).
This information helps you during policy authoring and troubleshooting.  
To display the Assertion Information dialog:
  • Right-click an assertion within the policy and select
    View Info
    .
    The upper part of the dialog displays basic information about the assertion:
    • Name
      : The name of the assertion as it appears on the assertion palette.
    • Type
      : The type of the assertion. There are four different types of assertions:
      • Core
        : These assertions are created by CA Technologies and are shipped with the Gateway.
      • Custom
        : These are extra cost assertions purchased from CA Technologies to do a specific task. They can also be customer-created assertions, created using the Custom Assertion SDK. The file name of the custom assertion is shown within parenthesis.
      • Encapsulated
        : These are encapsulated assertions created by the customer. For more information, see Encapsulated Assertions.
      • Modular
        : These are assertions created by CA Technologies and designed to be easily installed on any Gateway. The file name for the modular assertion is shown within parenthesis.
    • Description
      : The assertion description, as shown on the interface of the Policy Manager.
    The "Context Variables Set" table lists the context variables that are set by the assertion—in other words, the assertion will populate values into these variables:
    • Name
      : The name of the context variable that will be populated. In most instances, this is a predefined context variable that is shipped with the system. However it can also be a custom context variable that is created by the assertion.
    • Type
      : The data type of the context variable.  
    • Supports Multivalued
      : Indicates whether the context variable is multivalued. For more information, see Multivalued Context Variables.
    The "Context Variables Used" table lists the context variables that are used by the assertion—in other words, the assertion requires the values within these variables during its execution.
You can also point to the assertion in the policy to view context variable information in a tooltip:
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The tooltip only lists the context variables
set
by the assertion. To see which variables are
used
by the assertion, use the Assertion Information dialog described above.