danadaugherty
Level 3

Creating a view from list of assets in FNMS On Prem

I'd like to be able to create a view from a list of assets. Is there a way to do it? I know about the Advanced Filter but, it seems that I would have to put assets in one by one. I'd like to do it for a longer list. Anyone have a solution for this?

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kclausen
Flexera
Flexera

There is not an easy way to do this, unless your assets have similar names and you can use a "Begins With" or "Contains".

The other approach is to filter on a common attribute for all the assets, such as Location or Business Unit.

You could create a custom "Category" value and then use a Business Adapter to assign that category value to your list of assets.  Then you can add the Category as a column in the view and filter on that.

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danadaugherty
Level 3

Thanks for the quick reply! It’s been awhile since I’ve used FNMS. I was hoping by now there would have been an feature improvement to make a view based on a list of assets. In some scenarios the first 2 solutions could work. I don’t see any of them being a practical option for a situation where some says: hey, tell me xyz about this list of 50 random assets. In the old days of managing SCCM were was a simple script that could take a list from a TXT file and create a collection. Wish it were that simple 😊.

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Hi @danadaugherty ,

If you have an on premise implementation you can extract directly from sql database, from table asset the information you need.

like

select * from asset where ShortDescription in ('asset1','asset2')

or if you need also information regarding location, corp unit, etc, you can use the view AssetExtended 

 

Thanks! That could be helpful.

Best Regards,

Dana Daugherty, PMP | Asset Management Specialist Advisor | U.S. Public Sector |