In order to be able to access this chapter, you need the Settings permission.
The Settings module is where you manage all settings for your EVA environment. Settings can be set on OU-level, inherit to an OUs children and can be overridden on child-level as well.
Your overview can be filtered in several ways, starting off with setting Name and/or Organization unit. When filtering settings for a specific OU, the overview will also show any relevant settings that are inherited from a higher OU, and thus apply to the OU you're currently filtering for.
The second part of the filter relates to functionalities. You can search for settings related to any specific Functionality, or you can search by Functionality category.
Furthermore, you can use the Show deprecations only toggle button to display deprecated settings only. This is quite handy for quickly identifying settings which are impactful to your setup and require you to take action. You'll also occasionally see a yellow 'warning' symbol next to a setting. This could mean two things:
- The setting has a deprecation note active on it. Hovering over that symbol will display the related deprecation text.
Example text: EventExports:EnableEventExportConfigurations is deprecated but will not be enforced yet in any way - just a heads up, for now.
- The setting is untyped i.e. EVA won't react to that setting.
Example text: Untyped setting.
Whether or not you will be able to find (and/or edit) a functionality and its related settings, all depends on your current role. You can read more about functionalities in Roles & rights.
EVA is not a password manager. Some settings are passwords that EVA needs to know for, well, reasons. However, you need to store these passwords elsewhere. EVA will mask passwords by default and can't be used as a source from where you can copy the password again when you so desire.
Adding a setting
To add a new setting, first make a choice whether it's an App setting or an umbrella type Setting from the left pane. Once you've made that choice, click the '+' icon in the top right corner.
Clicking the setting field will provide you with a list of settings to choose from. Once one is chosen, you can then specify the value and the organization unit to which this setting would impact. The setting value will inherit to any sub-OUs, which means the value will be set for stores which haven't set this value, but it will not overwrite any existing values.
You can even assign the setting to a set of OUs at once. Bear in mind that if you pick a set of OUs, it will overwrite all current values present in the OUs contained in that set and set the new value where it's currently not set.
You can create your own App setting using the Create option, and further use that setting as you deem fit. However, if you need this setting to influence any of our Apps then you will need to submit a change request.
Adding multiple settings at once
On the New setting page, you'll see a toggle button in the top-right. By clicking it, a modal will pop up allowing you to paste several settings and their values at once.
This functionality is specifically geared towards the copying of tables directly from Docs. When the content of the settings table is copyable, a button will be displayed in the top-right of it.
You can then copy it straight into the import modal.
After copying it into your own environent, right-click it and select Format Document to make it especially easy to insert your own values.
Updating & setting history
From the overview, clicking on an existing setting will present you with its history and the possibility to change its value or delete the setting as a whole.
If you want to update the organization unit then you'll need to delete the existing setting and create a new one.
Child organization unit exceptions
The second card in this screen provides an overview of all the child organization unit(s) that have a setting applied to them that would override the setting you're currently viewing.
Clicking the child OU setting value will copy that value to your clipboard. Clicking the child OU name navigates you to the page for that specific setting.
This card shows the history of value and OU changes (if any) pertaining to the setting. Within the card you're able to see the impacted OU, the time of change, the value, and changed by username. You can furthermore filter the history by OU and value.
Settings can be imported in bulk by clicking the code icon in the top-right. This opens up a modal where settings can be imported in the following format;