Change FIM Portal Attribute Data Type After Creation? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All,

          I was wondering is it possible to update an user created attribute data type after the attribute has already been created. In my example I created an attribute of indexed string data type but what I meant to do was mark this attribute as datetime.

    Is there anyway for me to update this attribute data type? Or how do I go about deleting it from the portal and recreating it as right the right type. All the FIM portal users have this attribute populated already and there are several work flows and MPR's assigned to this attribute. 

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:42 PM

All replies

  • You cannot change the data type once it has been created.  Deleting attributes is a total pain.  Basically you need to remove all reference to it in MPRs, sets and any other policy items.  Then you need to remove the value from all user objects and then you can trying deleting it.  It may actually be easier just to create a new attribute or use the workflow language to try to convert the data type during your operation.  

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    • Proposed as answer by Scott M Eastin Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:04 PM
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:04 PM