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Status Planned for future release
Workspace B2B Integrator
Created by Guest
Created on May 20, 2020

Include ability to specify CD properties overrides in customer_overrides.properties file

Include ability to specify CD properties overrides in customer_overrides.properties file

From https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS3JSW_6.0.3/administering/administering/integrator/SI_PrpFile_Overriding_Props_Using_cust_overrides.html

The following cdinterop files can be modified without stopping Sterling B2B Integrator because the changes take effect immediately. Therefore, you cannot use customer_overrides.properties to preserve them. Instead, save the file with a different name to create a backup:

cdinterop-spoe-auth.properties

cdinterop-spoe-policy.properties

cdinterop-proxy-records.properties

cdinterop-user-records.properties

cdinterop-xlate.properties

cdinterop-bp-timeouts.properties

cdinterop-log.properties

cdinterop-copy-defaults.properties

As these are an exception to the standard, and cause anomalies in implementation standards, it is much more desirable to have them able to be included in the customer_overrides.properties file, without removing the ability for changes to the properties files themselves to take effect immediately, without restarting SFG.

The requirement to create and maintain a duplicate file, when changing any of the properties, is fraught with potential for losing those changes after the next patch or upgrade.

What is your industry? Financial Markets
How will this idea be used?

During upgrades, SI will use the customer_overrides.properties file to keep customised configuration settings through upgrades . This is the case for majority parameters except the above cdinterop parameters.

When implemented this will make Production system upgrades easier for customers using CDSA as a communications protocol. This will allow customers to not need their own internal backup and restore procedures

  • Guest
    Jun 22, 2021

    This improvement should have been made 10 years ago. This would be so much better and prevent countless issues after upgrade/patching. Please shuffle this request to the top of the deck and let us know when it has been implemented!


  • Admin
    Ryan Wood
    Jun 16, 2020

    Thank you for your participating in the request for enhancement community. We have evaluated this request and have accepted it to our roadmap. At this point we cannot commit to a particular release, however, we strive to deliver accepted items within 12-18 months. We will continue to monitor this request for customer input and activity for prioritization of other backlogged enhancements.