Algorius Net Viewer Manual | Inventory Cards
In order to assign inventory card to a device, select the device on a map and select Inventory→Take Inventory in main menu or in the device context menu. Taking Inventory window will open. Select Assign card and click Next button.
A list of all inventory cards that are present in the database will be displayed.
Cards may be filtered by the current map, closed maps, and unassigned cards. The data may be sorted by the name or date of the last scan. Sorting by name is convenient when you know the name of the card you want to assign to the device. Sorting by the date of the last scan is convenient when the cards have just been received after the import and need to be assigned to the device.
Select the required card and click Finish. After that, the specified card will be assigned to the selected device.
It is convenient to assign a card to a device in the inventory tree. To do this, select the required card in the inventory tree and the required device on the network card and click on the button Assign card to the selected device.
Assignment of the card to the device is stored in the database, so it does not modify the card. Assignment is carried out by the map name and device ID.
To open the inventory card for viewing or editing, double-click it or select it in the inventory tree and click the Edit button, or select Inventory(Open card in the context menu of the device to which this card is assigned.
The card will open in the inventory card editor, which is located in the application window’s main part on the tab with this card’s name:
At the top of the editor, the card name, the list of devices to which it is assigned, the date of creation, and the last modified date are displayed. Clicking on the device to which the card is assigned navigates to that device. To the right of each device to which the card is assigned, a button for removing the assignment is displayed, by pressing which the card will be unassigned from this device.
The list of card sections is displayed in the central part of the editor. In each section, there is a list of its elements; for each element, there are the values of its attributes. Only sections with elements are displayed. See Configuring Sections for more information. Double-clicking on a section collapses or opens this section. Double-clicking on an element or its attribute opens this element for editing. See Element editing for more information.
The basic operations on working with the elements of the inventory card (selection, editing, deleting, change history, clipboard, search, group operations) are similar to operations on working with network map objects.
To add a new item, click on the Add item button on the toolbar. The item editor will be opened. Enter the required attribute values and click OK. After that, the item will be added to the appropriate section of the inventory card. See Element editing for more information.
The list of sections is displayed on the right side of the inventory card editor. Sections that do not have items in the current inventory card are shown in gray. In the card editor, only information by sections selected in the section list is displayed. For example, selecting the printers section, you can quickly get a list of printers in this card. On the toolbar of the list of sections, there is a button that filters the list of sections (to display all sections or only filled ones), as well as the button Configure sections. See Configuring Sections for more information.
To edit an inventory card item, double-click it in the inventory editor, or double-click one of its attributes, or select Edit in the context menu of this element or its attribute, or click the Edit button on the toolbar. The inventory card element editor will appear:
In this case, if the specified operation was performed for an attribute, then the input focus will be moved to this attribute. This allows quickly editing the value of the desired attribute.
Date added is automatically inserted at the time of creation of the element, but can be changed at any time. This allows changing the date the item was added – for example, the date it was purchased.
If the element editor is called up to create this element, then you can optionally specify a section to which this element will be added. If you change the section, the list of attributes for editing will change accordingly.
For automatically assembled items, the date of scanning is indicated. See Device Scanning for more information.
Automatically collected attribute values are not allowed to edit by default. However, it can be allowed. See Configuring Sections for more information.
For each element of the inventory card, the state ‘actual’ or ‘not actual’ is set. Not actual items are displayed in gray in the inventory card editor and are not displayed in inventory reports. To change the state, open this item in the editor and select the desired state. See Element Editing for more information.
The state of automatically collected items is set after scanning the device. If, after scanning, the item is present on the computer, then its status becomes actual. If, after repeated scanning, the element is missing, it is not deleted but is marked as not actual.
The state actual/ not actual can be fixed in the editor of this element by clicking on the button with the lock. If the state is fixed, it will not change after scanning the device.
Fixing the ‘actual’ status is useful for items that are either present or missing. For example, a printer or an external sound card, which is only detected when devices are scanned. At the same time, if you want this printer or sound card to be displayed as always present at this PC, then you can fix them as ‘actual’.
Fixing in the ‘not actual’ status is useful for unimportant elements that are not required to be displayed in reports, such as software (virtual disks, printers) or for elements that do not need to be displayed in reports for security purposes. In this case, you can fix the required element the ‘not actual’ state, and it will not be displayed in reports, but will be available in the application interface.
To cancel the assignment of inventory cards to devices and/or delete cards, select Inventory→Delete Cards in the main window menu or in the context menu of devices. The Deleting Inventory Cards window will open. Select the required operation:
On the next page select the required devices and select the required operation:
- Unassign cards from devices — the assignment of cards to devices on the map will be canceled, but the cards will remain in the database and can be assigned to other devices.
- Delete cards completely — the assignment of cards to devices on the card will be canceled, and the cards will be completely deleted from the database.
The next page will display a list of cards that will be deleted or unassigned from devices.
Click Finish button to complete the operation.