Attribute Management > Overview of Application Attributes and Values
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Overview of Application Attributes and Values
Applications consume storage on a host and therefore it is often necessary to account for who is using that storage. Since several applications may reside on a host, additional criteria can be used to classify a specific application.
Application attributes provide the mechanism for identifying a host’s applications—an Application Database or MS Exchange Organization—enabling reports that:
Identify the group within your organization that is using an application, to be able to determine accountability.
Example: Which applications are being used by the Engineering department so that I can charge them for capacity usage?
Identify applications by type/function.
Example: Which applications are used for production and which are development applications?
Note: Currently, application attributes can be used only in reports created with the SQL Template Designer.