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Properties are customizable data fields of blueprints, used to save and display information from external data sources.

Configure properties in Port

You can create, delete, or edit properties via the builder page or directly from the software catalog.

From the builder page

To edit an existing property:

  1. Go to your Builder page.
  2. Expand the blueprint you want to edit by double-clicking on it.
  3. Under the Properties tab, click on the property you want to edit.
  4. Make your desired changes to the form, then click Save.

To create a new property:

  1. Go to your Builder page.
  2. Expand the blueprint you want to edit by double-clicking on it.
  3. Click on the + New property button in the bottom of the tab:

  1. Fill in the form with the desired property details, including the property type, then click Create.

From the software catalog

Each catalog page in your software catalog contains a table with all entities created from a certain blueprint. You can modify the properties of the blueprint directly from this table:

  1. Go to the desired page of your software catalog.

  2. In the top-right corner of the table are its filters, click on the Manage properties button:

  3. A dropdown will appear showing all of the properties.
    To modify or delete a property, hover over the it and click on the ... icon:

    Note that meta-properties are not editable, so you will not see a ... icon next to them.

  4. To create a new property in the blueprint, click on the + Property button in the bottom of the dropdown.

Hiding properties

You can also hide properties from the table by clicking on the toggle next the ... icon.


Each blueprint has a properties section under its schema. Each property is defined as an object with the following structure:

"myProp": {
"title": "My property",
"icon": "My icon",
"description": "My property",
"type": "property_type"

The different components that make up a basic property definition are listed in the following table:

titleProperty title
typeMandatory field. The data type of the property.
iconIcon for the property

See the full icon list.
descriptionDescription of the property.
This value is visible to users when hovering on the info icon in the UI. It provides detailed information about the use of a specific property.
defaultDefault value for this property in case an entity is created without explicitly providing a value.
Property name

The name of the property is the key of the property object. For example, in the code block above, the name of the property is myProp.

Supported properties