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Bulk Task Profile Tab

The Profile tab allows you to define the initiator of the bulk task, the task performed, and the object type to perform the task on. The following fields must be configured:

Name

Defines the name of the bulk task.

Description

Explains the use case for the bulk task.

Initiator

Defines the user who runs the bulk task once it is triggered. By default, the Initiator is set to the user defining the bulk task.

The default user scope of the Bulk Task Manager role only allows a user to set themselves as the initiator. This limitation prevents security issues, such as users disguising their identity by setting the initiator to another user when running bulk tasks.

However, you can use this field to run a bulk task as another user, for example, a system administrator running a bulk user task on behalf of the Human Resources director. To allow bulk task users to change the initiator to another user, change the user scoping of the Bulk Task Manager role.

Note: The user you choose as the initiator affects the tasks available and the population filter results, as both are based on the initiator's scope.

Object Type

Defines the type of object that the bulk task modifies. You can add object types to the drop-down list, by modifying the Object Types field in the Profile tab configuration. To modify the Profile tab configuration, modify the admin task that includes the drop-down list, select the Tabs tab, and edit the Profile tab.

Default: User object types only.

Note the following:

Task

Specifies the task to perform on the objects that match the population filter. This task list includes most admin tasks, except the following:

Note: Not all tasks are available for all users. The list of tasks depends on the object type and the initiator's scope.

(Optional) Attributes

Define a list of attributes to set on objects that match the population filter. These attributes are useful with tasks that involve attribute changes, such as Modify User. For example, you can select Department Name as the attribute and 'Sales' as the value, and for every user that matches the population filter, the system changes the Department Name attribute to Sales.