Properties are for Guiding, not for Restricting
The actual value does not force a strong relationship to the original property-set's predefined values. This is by design, to not slow-down common repository operations and for keeping artifacts management simple by allowing properties to change and evolve freely over time, without worrying about breaking older property rules.
Properties are therefore a helpful and non-restrictive feature.
When selecting any item in the tree browser, you can view its Properties tab to view or edit the properties attached to the item.
To add a property, simply enter its name and value and click "Add".
To add multi-value properties, enter the values separated with a semi-colon ( ; ). For example:
You can edit the value of any property by clicking on it
Properties are a special form of metadata and are stored on items just like any metadata - in XML form.
In fact, you can view properties not only from the
Artifacts:Properties tab, but also from the
Artifacts:Metadata tab, in which you can examine properties as they are stored in XML form. The properties XML is using the
properties root tag and has a very simple format.
You can set, retrieve and remove properties from repository items via REST API, as you would do with any other XML-based metadata.