Store String in OA

Idea ID 2686819

Store String in OA

HI Team,

Currently, OA can only accepts numeric value as metrics from various sources like XML metrics , Log metrics policy and DOES NOT accept String datatype to be stored in OA database. Our requirement is to use BVD (2019.05) to plot business data (mainly strings) using COSO. But now it's road block to send strings into COSO. As per latest white paper of 2019.05, in COSO, we can send data vi OA only which is the recommended approach for OBM platform. 

In addition, we have lot of customer who want to show their third party data in BVD as reporting purpose with string data. So please allow Operation Agent 12.x to store string as metrics via XML metrics or Log metrics Policy, etc.

Scenario

We have lot of customer who want to show their third party data in BVD as reporting purpose. But that data has string like CI name or other details. And we have no choice but store that data first into OA and then only it would go to COSO . But OA is not storing string value as metrics.

Workaround

We don't find any workaround till now for this.

Unacceptable

In current, situation, MF tell to customer that they can show any data to BVD and use BVD as reporting purpose. But first data has to come in COSO for BVD reporting and COSO can fetch or accept data from OA only as per documentation. And OA is not able to store string metrics that is totally unacceptable.

Required
OA agent should receive the string as metrics value via XML metrics, log file  policy, etc.

4 Comments
Super Contributor.
Super Contributor.

Do you try custom logging AddString method?

AddStringGives the last value of the summarization interval.StringUse the String metrics to submit string values that change often.


https://docs.microfocus.com/itom/Operations_Agent:12.10/API/Submit_API

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

We need this vi XML or Log file or DB Policy etc... And R&D already confirmed that  currently that feature is not there using the same.

Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Status changed to: Declined

It is not required/recommended to store the string data into OA in order to make it available in COSO (and reporting).
Use generic output from REST ws policies to stream directly to COSO

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

What is URL to stream directly to COSO? And what else is required to do at COSO side to accept  custom data? Please point us the documentation for the same. 

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