Binding Categories

Learn how to view current binding category schemes, and assign and unassign categories for the current binding definition.

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Supported Platforms: 7.0 and later.

Table of Contents

  1. View Binding Categories Summary
  2. Assign Binding Categories
  3. Unassign Binding Categories
  4. Assign Binding Category Group
  5. Unassign Binding Category Group

View Binding Categories Summary

See a listing of categories that are assigned to the current binding.

To view a binding categories summary
  1. Go to Configure > Registry > Bindings.
  2. On the Bindings Summary screen, click View Binding Details.
  3. On the Bindings Details screen, click the Categories tab. The Binding Categories Summary screen is displays.

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Assign Binding Categories

Navigate the Category Hierarchy to select a Category Scheme, navigate the tiers of the Category Scheme to select the Category Values, and apply the selected values to the current binding definition.

To assign binding categories
  1. Go to Configure > Registry > Bindings.
  2. On the Bindings Summary screen, select a binding you want to assign a binding category to.
  3. From the Actions drop-down list, select View Binding Details.
  4. On the Binding Details screen, click the Categories tab. The Binding Categories Summary screen displays showing all the Categories that are defined for the current binding.
  5. Click Assign Category. The Select Categories screen displays showing the Category Hierarchy.
  6. Select a Category Scheme.
  7. Navigate the tiers of the Category Scheme and click on a "Category Value" to apply to the current binding definition.
  8. Click Finish. The system assigns the selected category value to the current organization definition and the Add Categories Summary screen displays.
  9. Click Close to exit the Add Categories Wizard. The Categories Summary screen displays.

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Unassign Binding Categories

Remove a category association from the current binding definition. Necessary if:

  • The established association with a selected category scheme is no longer valid.
  • A binding definition has changed, requiring a new category association, etc.
To unassign binding categories
  1. Log in to the Policy Manager Management Console.
  2. Go to Configure > Registry > Bindings.
  3. On the Bindings Summary screen, click on the binding you want to assign a binding category to.
  4. From the Actions drop-down list, select View Binding Details.
  5. On the Binding Details screen, click the Categories tab. The Binding Categories Summary screen displays, showing all the Categories that are defined for the current Binding.
  6. Select the category scheme to be unassigned from the line item display.
  7. Click Unassign Category.
  8. Click OK.

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Assign Binding Category Group

This section describes how to select a UDDI Category Group you want to assign new Categories to, navigate the Category Hierarchy to select a Category Scheme, navigate the tiers of the Category Scheme to select the Category Values, and then apply the selected values to the binding definition. After applying the selected category values, a category definition is created and the record is displayed on the Category Summary screen.

Category Groups allow you to categorize service relationships with a higher level of granularity, and contain a list of business categories that describe specific business aspects of the Organizations, Services, tModels, Schemas, Interfaces, or Bindings.

Examples of Category Groups are:

  • Industry
  • Product category
  • Geographic region

Note: Each Organization, Service, tModel, Schema, Interface, or Binding can be assigned to one or more Category Groups.

To assign a binding category group
  1. Log in to the Policy Manager Management Console.
  2. Go to Configure > Registry > Bindings.
  3. On the Bindings Summary screen, click on the binding you want to assign a binding category to.
  4. From the Actions drop-down list, select View Binding Details.
  5. On the Binding Details screen, click the Categories tab. The Binding Categories Summary screen displays showing all the Categories that are defined for the current Binding.
  6. Click Assign Category Group. The Assign Category Group Wizard launches and Select Category Group screen displays, showing a list of Category Groups that exist for the current binding.
  7. Select the radio button next to the Category Group that you would like to assign new categories to.
  8. Click Next. The Select Categories screen displays.
  9. Navigate the tiers of the Category Scheme and select a "Category Value" to apply to the current binding definition.
  10. Click Finish. The system assigns the selected category value to the current Category Group assigned to the binding and then the Add Category Group Summary screen displays.
  11. Click Close to exit the wizard.

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Unassign Binding Category Group

Remove a category group association from the current Binding. This is necessary if:

  • The established association with a selected category group is no longer valid.
  • A binding definition has changed, requiring a new category association, etc.
To unassign a binding category group
  1. Log in to the Policy Manager Management Console.
  2. Go to Configure > Registry > Bindings.
  3. On the Bindings Summary screen, click on the binding you want to assign a binding category to.
  4. From the Actions drop-down list, select View Binding Details.
  5. On the Binding Details screen, click the Categories tab. The Binding Categories Summary screen displays showing all the Categories that are defined for the current binding.
  6. From the line item display, select the category group to be unassigned.
  7. Click Unassign Category Group.
  8. Click OK.

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