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Identity Manager 9.0 LTS - Configuration Guide

About this guide One Identity Manager software architecture Customizing the One Identity Manager default configuration Customizing the One Identity Manager base configuration One Identity Manager schema basics Editing the user interface
Object definitions for the user interface User interface navigation Forms for the user interface Statistics in One Identity Manager Extending the Launchpad Task definitions for the user interface Applications for configuring the user interface Icons and images for configuring the user interface Using predefined database queries
Localization in One Identity Manager Process orchestration in One Identity Manager
Mapping processes in One Identity Manager Setting up Job servers
The One Identity Manager Service functionality Tracking changes with process monitoring Conditional compilation using preprocessor conditions Scripts in One Identity Manager
Visual Basic .NET scripts usage Notes on message output Notes on using date values Tips for using Windows PowerShell scripts Using dollar ($) notation Using base objects Calling functions Pre-scripts for use in processes and process steps Using session services Using #LD-notation Script library Support for processing scripts in the Script Editor Creating and editing scripts in the Script Editor Copying scripts in the Script Editor Testing scripts in the Script Editor Testing script compilation in the Script Editor Overriding scripts Permissions for running scripts Editing and testing script code with the System Debugger Extended debugging in the Object Browser
One Identity Manager query language Reports in One Identity Manager Adding custom tables or columns to the One Identity Manager schema Web service integration One Identity Manager as SCIM 2.0 service provider Processing DBQueue tasks One Identity Manager Service configuration files

Using dollar ($) notation

Dollar ($) notation is used to access object properties in One Identity Manager.


$<definition>:<data type>{<format>}$

If you are using dollar notation you need to ensure that the value is allocated the correct data type. Dollar notation returns a String type by default.

Permitted data types are:










String (default)


The format specification is optional. If the format is specified, the target type of the expression is a string. If the format is not specified, it is the specified data type.

The format specifications correspond to the format strings of the string.format function for the individual types. For more information about the format string, see



with the value 42 give the result "042"


gives "11:16"

NOTE: If you want to use a dollar $ sign in scripts, without it representing access to a column name, you must mask it by doubling.


In Windows PowerShell scripts, instead of:

theScript.AppendLine("foreach ($Domain in $Domains)")


theScript.AppendLine("foreach ($$Domain in $$Domains)")

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Accessing local object columns


$<column name>:<data type>{<format>}$

Examples for use in templates

The Active Directory user display name should comprise of the first and last name of the Active Directory user. The template for ADSAccount.Displayname is:

If $Givenname$<>"" And $Surname$<>"" Then

Value = $Surname$ & " " & $Givenname$

ElseIf $Givenname$<>"" Then

Value = $Givenname$

ElseIf $Surname$<>"" then

Value = $Surname$

End If

If an employee is disabled, the leaving date should be set. The template for Person.Exitdate is:

If $IsInActive:bool$ Then

Value = Date.Today

End If

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Accessing columns of an object connected by a relation

The only relation currently permitted is the foreign key relation.


$FK(<foreign key column>).<column name>:<data type>{<format>}$

Example for use in templates:

An Active Directory user’s first name should based on the assigned employee. The template for ADSAccount.Givenname is:

Value = $FK(UID_Person).Firstname$

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Accessing the old column value



Example for use in process step parameters:

Optional process step parameters are not generated if the value is set to Nothing or not assigned in the value template. This makes it possible to limit the number of parameters for target system components. If such a value should be cleared, an empty string should be transferred instead of Nothing.

A value template may look like this:

If $Lastname[o]$ <> $Lastname$ Then

Value = $Lastname$

End If

NOTE: For some standard columns such as XDateInserted, XDateUpdated, XUserInserted, XUserUpdated, XOrigin, XIsInEffect, and XMarkedForDeletion, the new values are only mapped after saving the object. This means that when processing the templates, the new column value is always the same as the old value (for example, $XDateUpdated[o]$ = $XDateUpdated$).

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