Port Overriding

Port Override options are used to change the default behavior of Data In and Data Out ports.

This functionality greatly helps in simplifying workflow development and testing.

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How to use Port Override

  1. To override a data port, Right-click the specific Data In/Out port and click the Override option to access the PORT PROPERTIES window.

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  2. In PORT PROPERTIES window under GENERAL.

    • Port Name: Defines the Name of the port you are trying to Override.
    • Data Type: Defines the Input or Output data type of the component you are working with.
    • Sensitive Data: User could place a check mark to handle the data in a secure way.
    • Read data From: This property will apply for Data In ports only.
  3. There are three options associated with the Read Data From.
    • Connection: User can pass the data from another component.
    • Static: User can define a static value or select a static option associated with the component. Note that when this option is selected, the Data In port on the component will automatically disappear.
    • Variable: User can define a mapped global/local variable to read data. Note that when this option is selected, the Data In port on the component will automatically disappear, and the variable name will appear on the port.
  4. There are two options associated with the Write Data From.
    • Connection: User can pass the data to another component.
    • Variable: User can define a mapped global/local variable to store data. Note that when this option is selected, the Data Out port on the component will automatically disappear, and the variable name will appear on the port.

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      You could also drag the Local or Global variable and drop at the Data In/Data Out port to map the variable to a component.