"Disappearing" Attributes in IdP v3

Rod Widdowson rdw at steadingsoftware.com
Tue Apr 26 08:49:47 EDT 2016

> > I just got it working. The problem was that there were multiple
definitions for
> > the same attribute associated with different connectors, so depending on
> > which one was actually used, there may or may not have been a value.
> With the same attribute definition ID? It shouldn't have loaded that, I
> think.

Not necessarily.  The "bucket of attributes per DataConnector" analogy is a
bit simplistic.  IIRC any resolved attribute of the correct name will be
plugged in.  Whether a DataConnector has been resolved when the attribute is
resolved is pretty nondeterministic (modulo actually having it as a
dependency).  IDP680 has the gory details.  

I wonder whether we need to think about addressing it sooner rather than


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