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Inventory Management - How To's

How to add additional information about computers using the Inventory Management feature in Desktop Central?

Description

This document provides you with steps required to add additional information about computers to identify them easily, using the Inventory Management feature in Desktop Central.

Steps

To add additional information about computers, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Admin tab
  2. In the Global Settings section, click Feed Custom Data for Computers
  3. Click the add or edit icon next to the computer for which you want to add additional information
  4. Note: If you want to add additional information for multiple computers, you can select specific computers and use the Bulk Update option to complete this task.
  5. Enter the following information:
    • Location of the computer
    • Name of the owner
    • Tags that can be used to search for the computer
    • E-mail ID of the owner
    • Remarks (if any)
  6. Click Save

You have added additional information for specific computers.

Adding Information Using Comma Separated Value (CSV) Files

You can also add additional details of a computer by importing information from Comma Separated Value (CSV) files.

  1. Click Import from CSV
  2. Choose the required file
  3. Click Save

The CSV file should contain the following fields:

  • Computer Name*
  • Domain Name*
  • Owner
  • Location
  • Search Tag
  • Description
  • E-mail ID of the owner

* Mandatory fields/p>

Sample CSV Format

COMPUTER_NAME,DOMAIN_NAME,OWNER,LOCATION,SEARCH_TAG,DESCRIPTION,OWNER_EMAIL_ID ANDREW,DEMO.DESKTOPCENTRAL,Andrew,AXV-3,"Laptop Computer, Personal Use","Laptop, os-winxp",andrew@desktopcentral.com
BEN,DEMO.DESKTOPCENTRAL,Ben,AXV-4,"Laptop Computer, Personal Use","Laptop, os-win vista",ben@desktopcentral.com

The first line of the CSV comprises the column header and the columns. The columns can be in the order that you choose. Blank column values should be comma separated. If any column values contain commas, they should be specified within quotes.