Exclude a field from an update

Administrators can specify fields on tracked tables that you can change without skipping updates to the rest of the record.

About this task

During subsequent software upgrades, the value of the excluded field is preserved, while the rest of the record receives updates. For example, you may want to select the Client callable check box for a script include, but still receive upgrades to the script.

Note: Values for excluded fields are not retained when you revert customizations to a default software version. For example, you activate a UI macro and change the XML script. Later, a software upgrade contains a feature for the macro that you would like to implement, so you revert your customizations. The default version replaces the entire customized version, and you now need to reactivate the macro. If you also change a field that is not update_exempt, then updates are skipped for the entire record (the entire customization is preserved during upgrades).

Procedure

To exclude a field from updates, add the update_exempt dictionary attribute to the field.