Update existing computers

Use the Update existing computers option in order to update metadata of existing computers.

To perform successful mappings during the import, information on either Computer name or Bios serial number must be provided.

Destination field name in the import view

Data type

Required

Description

Example

Location in the user interface

Field name in the user interface

Computer name

Text

Yes

Computer name of an existing computer.

COMPUTERNAME

Computer details

Bios serial number

Text

Yes

Bios serial number of an existing computer.

HAB7200MWD

Computer details | Hardware tab

Bios serial number

Organisation

Text

No

Organization that the computer belongs to. Delimiter between organization IDs is dependent on setting.

ROOT,IT

Edit computer | General tab

Organization

Purchase value

Number

No

Value of the computer purchase.

If used, Purchase date and Purchase currency must be set.

5000

Edit computer | General tab

Purchase price

Purchase date

Date

No

Date of purchase.

If used, Purchase value and Purchase currency must be set.

Purchase date must have the correct format to enable Purchase currency.

2011-01-25

Edit computer | General tab

Purchase date

Purchase currency

Text

No

Currency of the computer purchase.

If used, Purchase value and Purchase date must be set.

Selected currency must be registered.

SEK

Edit computer | General tab

[no name]

Invoice reference

Text

No

Reference to the computer’s invoice

HP8819981

Edit computer | General tab

Invoice reference

Notes

Text

No

Notes about the computer.

Edit computer | General tab

Notes

Security code

Text

No

Computer security code.

SEC11009922

Edit computer | General tab

Security code

Vendor

Text

No

Name of vendor that this computer was purchased from.

HP

Edit computer | General tab

Vendor

Disable auto-editing

Boolean

No

Disable auto-editing for this computer. Allowed values are:

  • YES or 1

  • NO or 0

YES

Edit computer | General tab

Disable auto editing

Host computer name

Text

No

The computer name of the computer’s physical host.

COMPUTER107

Edit computer | General tab

Host computer name (for virtual machines)

PVU

Number

No

Processor Value Unit used by IBM in licensing distributed software.

100

Computer details | Information tab

PVU per core

[Custom fields]

No

Import data to existing user custom fields. Supported custom field data types are:

  • Text

  • Date

  • Yes|No

  • Digit

  • Currency

  • Decimal

Edit computer | Custom information tab

[Custom field name]