Federation Tab

This tab enables you to select which CITs or attributes are to be supported by the integration point. For example, if a TQL query includes a node that represents a specific CIT, the instances of this CIT are accepted from this external data repository.

For details about selecting CIs, see CI Selector Overview.

To access Select the Federation tab on the Integration Studio page.
Important information This tab is enabled only when data federation is supported by the adapter on which you are basing your integration point.
Relevant tasks How to Work with Federated Data
See also

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element (A-Z) Description
Click to clear all selected items.
Click to invert the selections.
Click to expand the entire hierarchical tree structure.
Click to collapse the hierarchical tree structure.
CI Type Retrieval Mode
  • Retrieve CIs of selected CI Type. All a CI's data, including all its attributes, are retrieved from the data repository.

  • Retrieve selected attributes. The selected attributes are retrieved from the data repository. The CIs must already exist in the CMDB.


  • A parent CIT and all its child CITs included in an integration point definition must use the same retrieval mode.

  • You cannot select both CITs and attributes for the same integration point.

Select Attributes

You can define which attributes of an external CIT are to be included in the federation:

  • In the CI Type Retrieval Mode pane, select Retrieve selected attributes.

  • In the Select Attributes list, select the attributes that are to be included in the federation.

  • Save the changes.

Note Attributes are defined in the CIT Manager. For details, see Add/Edit Attribute Dialog Box.

Supported and Selected CI Types

Displays a hierarchical tree containing the supported and selected CI Types and attributes.

When queried by an TQL query, the CITs you select here are configured to retrieve the data from this external data repository.

Select the CITs to be supported by this integration point.