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Create a relationship and a reference

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Create a relationship and a reference

Use the Relation and/or Reference condition to create relationships and references between CIs being discovered within the pattern.

Before you begin

Role required: admin


  1. In the Step window for the Discovery pattern, select Relation and/or Reference from the Operation list.
  2. Complete the form using the fields in the table.
    Table 1. Relation and/or Reference operation fields
    Field Description
    Source table Source table to compare.
    Target table Target table to compare.
    Result table The table that the results are inserted into.
    Relation type The relationship between CIs from the specified target tables. For example, you might select Used by::Uses or Runs on::Runs.
    Reference Selection for reference details. When this check box is selected the Direction and Column name fields are available.
    Direction Direction of the reference. Your choices are Parent to Child or Child to Parent.
    Column name Name of the reference field to use.
    Unmatched values Operation for values in the two tables that do not match. You can keep or remove unmatched values.
    Merge criteria Criteria for merging table fields. Select one of these options:
    • Field equality:
    • Condition: Opens a condition builder to create a merge condition.
    Source table field Field from the source table to compare.

    You can use variables including values from tabular variables as described in Useful shortcuts in Pattern Designer.

    Target table field Field from the target table to compare.
    Figure 1. Relation and reference condition form
    Relation and reference condition form