For this procedure, in Metaverse Designer, you can configure the order in which two or more attributes configured for import attribute flow are applied. This can be useful when multiple management agents contribute to a single metaverse attribute, and you want to guarantee that one particular imported attribute is given precedence over all others. To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the FIMSyncAdmins security group.

To configure attribute flow precedence
  1. On the Tools menu, click Metaverse Designer.

  2. In Metaverse Designer, in Object types, click an object that contains an attribute you want to set precedence for.

  3. In Attributes, click the attribute you want to set precedence for.

  4. In Actions, click Configure Attribute Flow Precedence.

  5. In Configure Attribute Flow Precedence, click a management agent with source attribute, and then click the up or down arrow to change the order of precedence.

  6. To prevent automatic precedence rules from being applied, select Use manual precedence.


If you select Use Manual precedence, all flows into the selected metaverse attribute must be defined in rules extension. If direct mapping is later configured for an attribute, it will revert to ordered precedence. For more information about using rules extensions for attribute flow precedence, see the FIM Developer Reference.


In Metaverse Designer, you can specify attribute precedence for only those attributes that have two or more attribute flow rules specified in one or more management agents.


Management agents that display a source attribute are listed in the order that the management agents were created.

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