Category views

The information in Snow License Manager is sorted in categories, for example in Applications, Computers and Users.

  • Use Category overview to show a quick summary of the category displayed in pie charts, and to find alerts related to the category.

  • Use Search for to find a specific category item.

  • Use List all to navigate through all the category items.

This chapter gives an overview of the information found in the category detail views and how to edit and delete category items.

Detail views

To show detailed information on a specific item:

  • Click the item in a list of category items.

Note that the detail views are different depending on category.

The top section of the detail view contains general information on the category item, messages and a summary in information boxes. Some information is clickable and links to other views. In the following figure, there are links to the manufacturer (Adobe Systems Inc.) and to the application family (Adobe Acrobat).

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The bottom section of the detail view shows detailed information organized in tabs and tables.

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Messages

Messages are only displayed when there are messages. The message types are:

  • Information

  • Warning

  • Critical

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Information boxes

Depending on the category, the summary in the information boxes shows for example:

  • Licensing information for an application.

  • The number of installed applications on a computer.

  • The number of applications a user is utilizing.

A blue arrow in the information box indicates that there is more information related to the data.

  • Click the information box to show more information.

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Edit category items

There are two ways of editing category items: either by editing a single item at a time, or by editing multiple items at the same time. Not all category items allow for multiple editing.

To edit single category items:

  1. Navigate to the category item.

  2. On the context menu, click Edit <category item>.

  3. Edit the details for the category item.

  4. Click Save.

To edit multiple category items (this function is available for some categories, but not all):

  1. On the Category menu, click List all <category items> or Search for <category items> and find the category items to be edited.

  2. Click the check boxes to the left to select the category items.

  3. On the context menu, click Edit <category items>.

  4. Edit the details for the selected category items.

    All changes will apply to all selected category items. Fields left unchanged will keep their original content.

  5. Click Save.

Note that the instruction for editing multiple category items can also be used to edit a single item.

Delete category items

When a category item is deleted, the item is removed from the system and all associated details are deleted. All attachments to other category items are released.

Note

A deleted category item cannot be restored.

There are two ways of deleting category items: either by deleting a single item at a time, or by deleting multiple items at the same time. Not all category items allow for multiple deletion.

To delete single category items:

  1. Navigate to the category item.

  2. On the context menu, click Edit <category item>.

  3. Click Delete, and then confirm the deletion.

To delete multiple category items (this function is available for some categories, but not all):

  1. On the Category menu, click List all <category items> or Search for <category items> and find the category items to be deleted.

  2. Click the check boxes to the left to select the category items.

  3. On the context menu, click Delete <category items> and then confirm the deletion.

Note that the instruction for deleting multiple category items can also be used to delete a single item.