Nested Custom Attributes
Description: It would be extremely useful to have the ability to nest custom attributes in SimpleMDM. This feature would allow administrators to create custom attributes that reference or depend on other custom attributes, enabling dynamic and interconnected data management.
Use Case: For instance, suppose an organization has a custom attribute called "munkimanifestdepartement" that is a dropdown value in the DEP (Device Enrollment Program) welcome screen. The organization also wants to create another custom attribute called "munkimanifest" that includes the department value selected in "munkimanifestdepartement" along with additional static text. By nesting the custom attribute "munkimanifestdepartement" within the "munkimanifest" attribute, the organization can automatically generate the munki manifest value based on the selected department.
1. Automation: Nesting custom attributes would automate the process of generating complex values by dynamically incorporating data from other attributes.
2. Data Consistency: By linking attributes together, administrators can ensure that related data remains consistent and up to date.
3. Simplified Management: Instead of manually updating multiple attributes, nested custom attributes would allow for easier management and maintenance of interconnected data.
Implementation: The addition of a feature to nest custom attributes in SimpleMDM could be achieved by introducing a syntax or placeholder system that references other custom attributes within the attribute value. Administrators could use placeholders or variables to dynamically include the value of other attributes when defining the value of a custom attribute.
Overall, the ability to nest custom attributes in SimpleMDM would enhance data management capabilities by enabling automation, ensuring data consistency, and simplifying attribute management.