When XIA Configuration Server receives item data from the XIA Configuration Client the server tries to locate the item using its item identifiers.


If it is determined that the item does not exist by default a new item is created within the root container, however it is possible to modify this behaviour using item creation rules.


NOTE: Rules are processed from top to bottom, once a matching rule has been found that rule is actioned and no further rule processing is performed. If no matching rule is located the default action is performed.



When creating or modifying a rule, you can enter the following information:


Rule Name

A descriptive name for the rule.


Rule Identifier

The unique identifier of the rule in GUID format.

Client Host Name

The computer name of the machine running the XIA Configuration Client that performed the scan of this item - for example "CORPSRV01". This field is not case sensitive. A value of "*" matches any client host name.


Client User Name

The name of the user account including domain name that was used to upload the data to the XIA Configuration Server - for example "CORP\svcXIAServer". By default, this is the same as the user account running the XIA Configuration Client Service, however if custom credentials were used to connect to the XIA Configuration Server then this account name applies. This field is not case sensitive. A value of "*" matches any username.


Environment Identifier

The name of the environment identifier assigned to the item. This field is not case sensitive. A value of "*" matches any environment identifier. If the field is blank, only items with a blank environment identifier will match this rule.


Destination Container

Allows you to browse to the container into which you wish new items to be created.


Item Type Selection

By default, this rule applies to all item types, however this behaviour can be overridden and specific item types can be selected. This allows different item types to be created in different containers.