Settings (formerly Global Properties from 1.9 downwards) allow users to configure the OpenMRS system's behavior. Some are provided by the OpenMRS core (see examples), and others by modules.

The Settings (formerly Global Properties from 1.9 downwards) portlet lets you easily display the values of a subset of Settings (formerly Global Properties from 1.9 downwards), and edit them via ajax. This is especially useful if you want your module to have a configuration page, but you don't want to do a lot of work.

The portlet supports the following parameters:

Example usage of the Settings (formerly Global Properties from 1.9 downwards) portlet (extracted from formimportexport module)

<openmrs:portlet
    url="globalProperties"
    parameters="title=${title}|propertyPrefix=formimportexport.|excludePrefix=formimportexport.started|hidePrefix=true|readOnly=false"/>

Settings (Formerly Global Properties From 1.9 Downwards) in editable manner

Global Properties in readonly manner