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Custom compare value types

A custom compare value type is a customized metric intended for licenses where the pre-defined metrics in SAM Core on Snow Atlas are not applicable. Custom compare value types are used to solve complex situations when data needs to come from other sources than Snow Inventory agents. The custom compare value type is available for the metric Custom compare values for applications.

A custom field can be used as the basis for compliance calculations when using a custom compare value type as the metric. For more information, see Custom fields.

The Custom compare value types page shows a list of the added custom compare value types. The page has four columns: Name, Description, Use a custom field value for compliance, and A custom field value is used for compliance.

  • The checkboxes in the column Use a custom field value for compliance show if a custom field is used as the basis for compliance calculations for this custom compare value type. Note that you cannot select these checkboxes in the Custom compare value types page.

  • The checkboxes in the column A custom field value is used for compliance show if a custom compare value has been added as the metric for an application. Note that you cannot select these checkboxes in the Custom compare value types page.

Add or edit custom compare value type

  1. Perform one of the following:

    • To add a custom compare value type, click Add.

      The Add custom compare value type dialog box appears.

    • To edit a custom compare value type, click the custom compare value type row.

      The Edit custom compare value type dialog box appears.

  2. In the Name box, type a name for the custom compare value type.

  3. In the Description box, optionally type a name for the custom compare value type.

  4. To use a custom field value as the basis for compliance calculations, select the Use a custom field value for compliance check box, and then select the custom field from the list.

    Note

    To use a custom field value as the basis for compliance calculations, the custom field must have the following properties:

    • Category: Computer/Mobile device

    • Type: Digit

    The Use a custom field value for compliance checkbox will not show if there is no custom field with these properties.

  5. Click Save.

Delete custom compare value type

  1. On the custom compare value type row, click the Delete RemoveWhite icon.

    The Delete custom compare value type dialog box appears.

  2. Click OK to confirm.