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Make Attribute as Required in Service Offerings

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Make Attribute as Required in Service Offerings


Problem Description

Make an offering field mandatory depending on the value in some other field.


Lets take two attributes ALNVALUE1 and ALNVALUE2 used in an offering                                                                                                                                      

ALNVALUE1 has an ALN Domain (LOOKUP) associated with it. The domain LOOKUP has values ‘Yes’ and ‘No’                                              

ALNVALUE2 should be mandatory when ALNVALUE1 is set to 'Yes'. If ALNVALUE1 is set to 'No' then field ALNVALUE2 should not be mandatory.


Associate a validation script to the offering attribute.

Configuration Steps

In 'System Configuration -> Platform Configuration-> Automation Scripts', click on action Create -> Script from ‘More Actions’.

The script is created with the following details:

  • Description: Make a field Required
  • Log Level: ERROR
  • Active: Selected
  • Script Language: jython
  • Source Code:

from psdi.mbo import MboConstants

from psdi.util import MXApplicationException

from psdi.mbo import MboConstants;

from psdi.mbo import Mbo;

from java.lang import String;

val1 =offeringAttributes.getValue("ALNVALUE1")

if (val1 == 'Yes') :


else :


rc = 1


The automation script is created as shown below:

imageNow attach this validation script to the offering as shown below:




As you can see from the above screen shot the validation script is attached to INPUT1 and the attribute INPUT2 becomes mandatory when the attribute value of INPUT1 is set to 'Yes'.



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