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  • From: Gagné Sébastien <>
  • To: "Chris Hyzer" <>, <>
  • Subject: [grouper-dev] RE: AttributeDef Value Type : boolean
  • Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 13:04:18 -0400

I used some other “no value” attributes as marker for membership and it worked fine (to mark them as “system of record”), but in this case a Boolean would be more appropriate : I want to add an attribute to my configuration group (similar to a Loader LDAP configuration group) that will enable or disable part of the process.


I could test if a mandatory attribute for that specific process is there to enable or disable it, but that would mean I would “lose” this configuration and I’ll have to redo it when I want to turn it back on. I believe it’s a little more user-friendly to have clear indicator telling the status than having to figure it out based on the value or presence of other attribute.


When assigning a value to a Boolean Type attribute instead of a textbox you would have either a checkbox or a combo box with something like True/False or Yes/No


De : Chris Hyzer [mailto:]
Envoyé : 1 août 2012 11:23
À : Gagné Sébastien;
Objet : RE: AttributeDef Value Type : boolean


I was considering a “marker” as a boolean… i.e. if you have it assigned, its true, if not, then false.  This would be a checkbox in a UI, like “types” are in the old-school Grouper types/attributes.  You want to assign an attribute and then put true or false on it?  Can you explain a use case a little more?





From: On Behalf Of Gagné Sébastien
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 9:37 AM
Subject: [grouper-dev] AttributeDef Value Type : boolean



Is there a reason why there is no Boolean value type in the AttributeDef creation ? Is it something that can/will be added in the future ?


Right now I’ll use a string with litteral “True” and “False” values (or “aye /nay”), but it could be more user-friendly with a check-box Value in the UI.





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