What are Properties?

Properties are used to store data within the School, Course, and Person namespaces. They allow you to bring your own data into Northpass to create tailored learning experiences, simplify content management, and drive automated workflows.

Creating a Property in a namespace allows you to specify a value for each individual object or instance in the namespace. For example, creating a Property called Country in the Person namespace allows you to specify the country of each person in your Northpass school:

Ken MillerUnited States
Tamara SmithEngland
Rebecca WilliamsFrance
Adam JonesCanada

Conditional Properties

Conditional Properties are data mappings that derive their value based on the value of a referenced Property. These are very powerful when your data is segmented and you do not want to write the logic for managing the data mappings yourself. Building off of the example above, a Conditional Property for Currency might look like this:

United StatesUSD

If the Currency property is used in a course, it will derive its value based on a person's Country property value. This means that USD will be returned as the value for anyone in the country of the United States.

With only four records, this is a trivial example. In a realistic scenario, you may have thousands of people in your environment, and Conditional Properties will greatly simplify data management.

What’s Next

Now that you know what Properties are, keep reading to learn how to create Property definitions.