Modify Counter


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

The Modify Counter increments and decrements a counter, as well as resets it to its default value. It also sets it to a value you specify. Wherever you need to update the value of a counter, use the Modify Counter activity to update its value.

The current value of a counter is specific for every runbook that uses that counter. The first time a counter is used, the default value that has been specified in the counters configuration will be used. You can only modify the value of counters in a runbook using the Modify Counter activity.

Before you configure the Modify Counter activity, you need to determine the following:

  • The counter you are updating.

  • The type of update that will be made.

Use the following information to configure the Modify Counter activity.

Details Tab

SettingsConfiguration Instructions
CounterClick the ellipsis (...) button to select the Counter that you are retrieving.
ActionSelect how you want the value of the counter to be changed:

 Increment: add the Step value to the value of the counter.

 Decrement: subtract the Step value from the value of the counter.

 Set: set the value of the counter to the Step value.

 Reset: reset the value of the counter to the default value.
ValueThe value used by the Increment, Decrement, or Set action.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.

Counter ValueThe value of the counter