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Create a renderer

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Create a renderer

Administrators can create or modify renderers using UI macros to provide the rendering instructions.

About this task

For example, you can create a renderer showing the category homepage image, the description, and the first two catalog items in a category.

To create a renderer:


  1. [Optional] Create a UI macro to define specific rendering instructions.
  2. Navigate to Service Catalog > Catalog Definition > Renderers.
  3. Click New.
  4. Select to create a catalog or category renderer.
  5. Enter the renderer details.
    Table 1. Renderer Details
    Field Description
    Name A name for the renderer.
    Macro The UI Macro to use.
    Render catalog title Appears for catalogs renderers. A check box to display the catalog title bar on the multi-catalog homepage.
    Render title Appears for category renderers. A check box to display the category title bar on the catalog homepage.
    Note: The admin and catalog_admin roles can view the Render title even when the check box is not selected.
    Figure 1. Service Catalog Renderers
  6. Click Submit.
    Note: To modify a default catalog or category renderer, follow a similar process, by selecting one of the default renderers listed.
    This new renderer is added to the list of available choices when applying a renderer.