Bulk Editing Devices
Hi Guys, Greentings!
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I would like to know that is it possible to have a bulk editing for devices in Element portals?
There is an export CSV feature which is very good, if we can edit the CSV and upload back at Element portal, it will be great i think.0
Can you advise what exactly you would like to edit in bulk on CSV ?1
I want to bulk edit the Device Name.
The current grid view doesn't allow to edit the device name directly, it need to click into the device and click edit alias.
Thus if we want to edit a lot of device name, we will need to click in and out to edit single device, i think it will take some times to do it.
My device name convention is "HOSTNAME - USER", so when we receive report, we straight away know whose device is reported.
If bulk edit via upload CSV is not viable or practical, at least we can edit the device name from the grid view directly?
There is no bulk editing functionality. However I would maybe highlight that all the views are customisable (clicking the bar icon on the top right corner of the device view allows you to select and reorder columns and after this you can save it from the view menu). With a customised view you could create one that contains the device name and last logged in user (or UPN if preferred) next to each other removing the need for this. However I understand that creating an alias would have other benefits in terms of having the user name visible in other views such as Security Events.2
Having said that, I just thought of a way that could make this easy, I'll get back to this a bit later.2
Ok, my idea did not work out immediately but there could be some longer term possibilities... Namely having the ability to edit the device name directly from the device list without needing to go into details. We'll talk about this further with the teams, but can't promise anything directly.1
hi @MikaArasola that is well noted.
Waiting for your good news!