Category Schemes

The Configure > Registry > Category Schemes section of the Management Console provides the ability to define your own custom category schemes that align with your specific business requirements. The Policy Manager default installation includes a set of default identifier schemes that include industry specific and custom category schemes. Configuring category schemes is a prerequisite to defining a category hierarchy. This is because category schemes are used to build the category hierarchy.

To view the category schemes summary, in the Management Console, go to Configure > Registry and then click the Category Schemes tab.

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Table of Contents

  1. About Category Schemes Types
  2. Add Category Scheme
  3. Modify Category Scheme
  4. Delete Category Scheme

About Category Schemes Types

Categories Schemes (also referred to as Category tModels) are a set of classification codes that represent different aspects of a web service (for example, products, services, or technical specifications). Within UDDI, a categorization tModel is used for structuring category content. This category structure is called an information taxonomy. Each category scheme contains Key Names and Key Values for each category item. Key Names are typically defined as a physical description of the category item, and Key Values are internal reference numbers for that category item. The use of categorization tModels enhances the search process by providing a broader scope of choices for targeting information.

The Registry provides a Category Hierarchy that includes WSDL Entity Type tModels, UDDI Category tModels, Policy Manager Category tModels, and a series of industry standard category schemes referred to as Business Taxonomy tModels. You can navigate the tiers of the Category Hierarchy by clicking the main link for a specific category scheme, and then continuing with this same approach to perform additional drill-downs.

When you register a service with Policy Manager using the Create Physical Service Wizard, a default set of category schemes are added to the service and access points categories section. Category tModels added to the Registry > Category Schemes section include tModels that comprise a wsdl:service. Category tModels added to the Workbench > Services > Access Points section include tModels that comprise a wsdl:port. This section can also include tModels associated with the wsdl:binding extensions.

The following category schemes comprise the category hierarchy:

  • WSDL Entity Type tModels
  • UDDI Category tModels
  • Policy Manager Category tModels
  • Business Taxonomy tModels

The Category Schemes Summary screen allows you to view current category schemes, assign and unassign categories to the baseline of Categories Schemes that can be utilized when performing service management activities.

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Add Category Scheme

To add a category scheme, define the Name and Description of the category scheme and then assign an optional Key. The category scheme naming convention must conform to one of the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Schemes.

  1. Go to Configure > Registry and click the Category Schemes tab.

    The Category Schemes Summary screen displays.

  2. Click Add Category Scheme.

    The Add Category Scheme screen displays.

  3. Enter the following Details:
    • Key—(Optional) Key name that is system-generated by the Registry Manager Subsystem.
    • Name—Name of the new category scheme. The naming convention used must conform to any Uniform Resource Identifier Scheme.
    • Description—Description of the new category scheme. Will be displayed for the new category definition on the Category Schemes Summary screen.
  4. Click Apply.

    The system saves the new definition and you are returned to the Category Schemes Summary screen.

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Modify Category Scheme

To modify a category scheme line item, select the category scheme line item from the Category Scheme Summary screen and then click Modify Category Scheme. From there, follow Step 3 as outlined in the Add Category Scheme section of this page.

Notes:

  • Updates to the category schema name must conform to one of the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Schemes.
  • Changing the underlying properties of a category scheme after it has been used to associate a category with an entity will automatically update the associations.

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Delete Category Scheme

  1. Go to Configure > Registry and click the Category Schemes tab.

    The Category Schemes Summary screen displays.

  2. Click Add Category Scheme.

    The Add Category Scheme screen displays.

  3. Click on the line item for the category scheme you would like to delete.
  4. Click Delete Category Scheme.
  5. At the confirmation message, click OK.

    The Category Scheme is permanently removed from the system.

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