Precedence settings determine whether a data provider can update the metadata of a software resource in the Software Catalog. A data provider must have a higher precedence setting to update data from another data provider. You should assign the data provider that has the highest quality data the highest precedence so no other data provider can update its data.
To configure precedence settings, you arrange a list of data providers. The data provider that is highest in the list has the highest precedence settings. This list includes all of the registered data providers. A data provider that has a configured connection is registered data provider. This list also includes a data provider called Other Software Providers. Other Software Providers includes any user of the Software Catalog and any Symantec Management Platform product that puts data in the Software Catalog. By default, Other Software Providers has the highest precedence.