How to manually add computers to a filter

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Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server)

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Question
We are looking to create the equivalent of a "static collection" in NS 6. To do this, we need to be able to manually assign resources to custom-created filters. How can this be done?

Answer
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM PAGE 304-306 OF THE NS 7 USER'S GUIDE (link)


Specifying filter inclusions and exclusions

You can specify particular resources or filters to include or exclude in your filter.

The filters that you include or exclude may contain further filters. You can select

resources and filters from the list of those available in the CMDB, and you can

also import resources from a .csv file.

 

See “Creating or modifying a filter” on page 298.

 

If you import resources from a .csv file, the file may identify a computer by name,

fully qualified domain name, or IP address. Any item that is not found in theCMDB

is ignored.

 

The filter membership is determined by adding the inclusions to the query results,

and then removing the exclusions. Filters and resources have no difference in

priority.

 

To specify resources to include or exclude

 

1 In the Symantec Management Console, in the Manage menu, click Filters.

 

2 In the left pane, click the filter that you want to modify.

 

3 On the Filter Name page, in the Filter Definition panel, under Explicit

Inclusions and Exclusions, do any of the following:

 

To include selected resources             1 Under Inclusions, click Select a resource.

 

2 In the Select Resources window, select the

resources that you want to include, and then click OK.

 

To include resources listed in a file   1 Under Inclusions, click Import from a file.

2 In the Select File to Import window, select the

appropriate CSV file, and then click Open.

 

To exclude selected resources            1 Under Exclusions, click Select a resource.

 

2 In the Select Resources window, select the

resources that you want to exclude, and then click OK.

 

To exclude resources listed in a file  1 Under Exclusions, click Import from a file.

2 In the Select File to Import window, select the

appropriate CSV file, and then click Open.

The selected resources are listed beside the appropriate fields.

 

To specify filters to include or exclude

 

1 In the Symantec Management Console, in the Manage menu, click Filters.

 

2 In the left pane, click the filter that you want to modify.

 

3 On the Filter Name page, in the Filter Definition panel, under Explicit

Inclusions and Exclusions, do any of the following:

 

To include selected filters       1 Under Inclusions, click Select a filter.

 

2 In the Select Filters window, select the filters that

you want to include, and then click OK.

 

To exclude selected filters      1 Under Exclusions, click Select a filter.

2 In the Select Filters window, select the filters that

you want to exclude, and then click OK.

 

The selected filters are listed beside the appropriate fields.