Inclusion Rule window

This window allows you to manage inclusion rules for the Computer and Device Collections.

To define an inclusion rule:

  1. In the Step 1: Select a field section, expand the category (and subcategory, if needed) that contains the target attribute.
  2. Select the attribute on which you want to build the inclusion rule (all the attribute values are stored in audit snapshots of the nodes). If you are creating a Computer Collection’s rule based on computer’s shares, printers, software, or services, proceed to Step 4.

  3. In the Step 2: Define rule condition section, define the rule condition as follows:
    1. Select an operator for a node field you want to use.

    2. If the selected operator requires a value, type in the value.

    NOTE: For all operators except "is blank" or "is not blank", "is False" or "is True", you must specify the value to compare with. If the value field is empty, this condition is not included in the rule.

  4. For the attributes of the Advanced categories (Shares, Printers, Software, or Services): Each advanced category has an individual set of general logical conditions, such as Printers Installed and Printers Not Installed for Printers, Discovered Software and Absent Software for Software, etc. Select a general logical condition and define multiple simple conditions for the available attributes under Define rule condition as follows:
    1. In the drop-down list, select an attribute.

    2. Select an operator to build a condition on and type in a value, if required.

    3. If you want to add a condition, click the plus button , and repeat Steps 1-2 for each attribute you want to use.

      NOTE: When you define multiple rule conditions for the same attribute, the conditions are connected with AND logic.

    4. If you want to delete any condition, select it from the list and click the minus button .

  5. Click OK. The rule is added to the list of inclusion rules.