Managing applications


Managing Applications

Follow the procedures in this section to create, import, tag, and modify the applications in the Application inventory page of the Tackle web console.

Creating an application

Follow the steps below to create an application on the Application inventory page of the Tackle web console.

Procedure

  1. Open the Tackle web console.
  2. Click Application inventory and then Create New.
  3. Complete the following fields:
  • Name: Name of the application.
  • Description: Optional. Description of the application.
  • Business service: Optional. Select a business service that describes the application.
  • Tags: Optional. Select one or more tags.
  • Comments: Optional. Comments about the application.
  1. Click Create.

The new application is displayed on the Application inventory page. Expand the application to view its tags and comments.

Importing applications

Follow the steps below to import one or more applications into the Application inventory page of the Tackle web console by using a CSV file.

Note: Do not create tags or business services by importing a CSV file. Specified tags or business services must exist in the web console before importing the applications.

The CSV file contains the following fields:

  • Record Type 1:
  • Describes an application or application dependencies.
  • Required for all records.

The following values are allowed for Record Type 1:

  • Application: This option has the following fields:
    • Application Name: Required
    • Description: Optional
    • Comments: Optional
    • Business Service: Optional. Must exist in the web console
    • Tag Type <1..20>: Optional. Must exist in the web console.
    • Tag <1..20>: Optional. Must exist in the web console.

Note: Import up to 20 Tag Type and Tag fields.

  • Application dependencies: This option requires the following fields:
    • Application Name
    • Dependency: Must be the same as the Application Name of the dependency.
    • Dependency Direction: Allowed values are northbound and southbound.

All other fields are empty. See the CSV example below.

Record Type 1Application NameDependencyDependency DirectionDescriptionCommentsBusiness ServiceTag Type 1Tag 1Tag Type 2Tag 2Tag Type 3Tag 3
1Imported-PurchasingVendor managementRequired for purchase order processing and accounts payableFinance and HROperating SystemZ/OSDatabaseDB2LanguageCOBOL
2Imported-PurchasingTillernorthbound
1Imported-PORequisitions, purchase orders, goods receivedRequisition to receiptFinance and HROperating SystemZ/OSDatabaseDB2LanguageCOBOL
2Imported-PayrollImported-GLnorthbound
2Imported-PayrollImported-HRsouthbound
1Imported-GLGeneral LedgerFinance and HROperating SystemZ/OSDatabaseDB2LanguageCOBOL
1Imported-HRHuman ResourcesGo live scheduled for Q3Finance and HROperating SystemRHEL 8DatabasePostgreSQLLanguagePython

Prerequisites

  • Valid CSV file.

Specified business services, tag types, and tags created in the web console.

Procedure

  1. Open the Tackle web console.
  2. Click Application Inventory.
  3. Click the Options menu kebab in the toolbar and select Import.
  4. Browse to the CSV file and click Open.
  5. Click Import.

The imported applications are displayed on the Application inventory page.

Managing application imports

Follow the steps below to manage application imports on the Application import page of the Tackle web console.

Procedure

  1. Open the Tackle web console.
  2. Click Application Inventory.
  3. Click the Options menu kebab in the toolbar and select Manage Imports.

The Application import page displays a list of application imports.

  1. Click the Options menu kebab beside an application import and select one of the following options:
  • Delete: Deletes the application import.
  • View Error: Report displays a table of application import errors.
  • Export Errors: Saves the application import errors as a CSV file.

Updating the tags assigned to an application

Follow the steps below to add or remove tags assigned to an application on the Application inventory page of the Tackle web console.

Procedure

  1. Open the Tackle web console.
  2. Click Application Inventory.
  3. Click the Edit icon beside an application.
  4. Add or delete tags and click Save.
  5. Expand the application to view the updated tags.

Updating the business service assigned to an application

Follow the steps below to update the business service assigned to an application on the Application inventory page of the Tackle web console.

Prerequisites

  • The business service must exist on the Controls page.

Procedure

  1. Open the Tackle web console.
  2. click Application Inventory.
  3. Click the Edit icon beside an application.
  4. Select a business service and click Save.

The updated business service is displayed in the Business service column of the application.

Managing application dependencies

Follow the steps below to add, delete, and view application dependencies in the Manage dependencies window on the Application inventory page of the Tackle web console.

Procedure

  1. Open the Tackle web console.
  2. Click Application Inventory.
  3. Click the Options menu kebab beside an application and select Manage Dependencies.
  4. Do one of the following:
  • To add dependencies: Select applications in the northbound or southbound dependencies fields.
  • To remove dependencies: Delete selected applications in the northbound or southbound dependencies fields.
  1. Click Close to save and close.

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