Subclause 9.2defines a generic pattern to expose and configure components. It defines the following principles:

  • A configurable Objectshall contain a folder called SupportedTypesthat references the list of Typesavailable for configuring components using Organizes References. Sub-folders can be used for further structuring of the set. The names of these sub-folders are vendor specific.
  • The configured instances shall be components of the configurable Object.

Figure 54illustrates these principles.

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Figure 54– Configurable component pattern

In some cases the SupportedTypesfolder on the instance may be different to the one on the Typeand may contain only a subset. It may be for example that only one instance of each Typecan be configured. In this case the list of supported Typeswill shrink with each configured component.