License import

Use the License import option in Snow License Manager in order to import information on new license purchases. To perform a successful import, the following information must be provided (mandatory fields):

  • Application name, Application part number, or SKU (stock keeping unit)

    (selected alternative must be indicated under Identity mapping in the Import settings step of the import wizard)

  • Legal organization

  • Purchase date

Information indicated as “Required to get complete status” must be provided, otherwise the license purchase will be indicated as incomplete. An incomplete license purchase will not be included in the compliance calculation.

Destination field name in SLM import view

Data type

Required

Description

Example

Location in SLM Web

Field name in SLM Web

Application name

Text

Yes

Name of an existing application in Snow License Manager.

Adobe Photoshop CS4

Edit license | Purchase tab

Application

Application part number

Text

Yes

Part number of an existing application in Snow License Manager.

9355-WABSNENE

Edit license | Purchase tab

Stock-keeping unit (SKU)

SKU (stock keeping unit)

Text

Yes

SKU number of an existing application in Snow License Manager.

Note

For SKU numbers that are not in the database the license purchase will be imported as incomplete (with the setting ALLOW_INCOMPLETE_LICENSES enabled).

SFKJHDF34

Edit license | Purchase tab

Stock-keeping unit (SKU)

Legal organisation

Text

Yes

Legal organization that made the purchase. Delimiter between organization IDs is dependent on setting. Required to get complete status.

Note

Use the Organization Name in Snow MACC and not the Friendly name.

ROOT,IT,SUPPORT

Edit license | Purchase tab

Legal organization

Purchase date

Date

Yes

Date of purchase. Required to get complete status.

2010-10‐28

Edit license | Purchase tab

Date of purchase

Metric

Text

No

The unit of measurement for the license. Required to get complete status. An empty value in this field will mark the license purchase as incomplete. Allowed values are:

  • Installations

  • Users

  • Number of processor Cores

  • Number of processors

  • CAL (Client Access license)

  • Devices

  • Concurrent Users

  • Concurrent Devices

  • PVU

  • Custom Compare Value

USERS

Edit license | Purchase tab

Metric

Assignment type

Text

Yes

Provides information on how a certain license assigns licenses to relevant consumers. Available values are:

  • Organization

  • Computer/datacenter

  • User

  • Site

Organization

Edit license | Purchase tab

Assignment type

Is upgrade

Boolean

No

Defines if the license is an upgrade license or not. Allowed values are:

  • YES or 1

  • NO or 0

Note

The license purchase must be connected to an already existing base license, or it will be imported as an incomplete license (with the setting ALLOW_INCOMPLETE_LICENSES enabled).

YES

Edit license | Purchase tab

Upgrade license

Upgrade from license ID

Number

No

ID of the license to upgrade from. Required to get complete status if Is upgrade is set to YES.

To check the ID: List all licenses, open Column selector and add the ID column to the list. Find the license to upgrade from and the corresponding ID.

242

License details| Purchase tab

and

Edit license | Base licenses tab

Upgraded from

Application

Quantity

Number

No

Number of licenses. Required to get complete status.

Example 81.

For metrics NUMBER OF PROCESSORS and NUMBER OF PROCESSOR CORES, the Quantity refers to the number of licensed processors/processor cores.



50

Edit license | Purchase tab

Quantity

Subscription valid from

Date

No

Start of the subscription period. Required to get complete status if Is subscription is set to YES.

2010-01-01

Edit license | Purchase tab

From

Subscription valid to

Date

No

End of the subscription period. Required to get complete status if Is subscription is set to YES.

2011-12-31

Edit license | Purchase tab

To

Is subscription

Boolean

No

Defines if it is a subscription license:

  • YES or 1

  • NO or 0

If set to YES, Subscription valid from and Subscription valid to must also be defined.

Edit license | Purchase tab

License has a subscription period

Purchase price

Number

No

Value of the license purchase.

100

Edit license | Purchase tab

Purchase price

Purchase currency

Text

No

Currency of the license purchase.

EUR

Edit license | Purchase tab

[no name]

Cross edition rights

Boolean

No

Right to use the same and/or lower editions of the product. Allowed values are:

  • YES or 1

  • NO or 0

Note

Should only be enabled if the license is purchased with downgrade rights.

YES

Edit license | Purchase tab

Cross edition rights

Downgrade rights

Boolean

No

Right to use the lower product version of the product. Allowed values are:

  • YES or 1

  • NO or 0

YES

Edit license | Purchase tab

Downgrade rights

Auto allocate (distribute) license

Boolean

No

Activates auto allocation. Allowed values are:

  • YES or 1

  • NO or 0

NO

Edit license | Assignment tab

Auto allocate

Maintenance includes upgrade rights

Boolean

No

The four Maintenance and Support fields should only be used if:

  • The license has upgrade rights within a time frame, either by an agreement or by user-specified dates.

  • The license includes a support or maintenance agreement.

The field defines whether or not a maintenance agreement includes upgrade rights. Allowed values are:

  • YES or 1

  • NO or 0

Should be set to YES if the license is purchased with upgrade rights.

Should be set to NO if the license is purchased without upgrade rights.

YES

License details| Maintenance and support

Upgrade rights

Maintenance according to agreement

Boolean

No

Defines whether or not automatic upgrade will use agreement period. Allowed values are:

  • YES or 1

  • NO or 0

If set to NO and Maintenance includes Upgrade Rights is activated, an automatic upgrade period must be provided (in Maintenance and support valid from and Maintenance and support valid to), otherwise the license will be invalid.

NO

Edit license | Maintenance and support

According to agreement

Maintenance and support valid from

Date

No

Defines what date automatic upgrade is valid from. Required for the license to be complete if Automatic upgrade is activated, and Maintenance according to agreement is set to NO.

2010-10‐28

License details | Maintenance and support

Period from

Maintenance and support valid to

Date

No

Defines what date automatic upgrade is valid to. Required for the license to be complete if Automatic upgrade is activated, and Maintenance according to agreement is set to NO.

2013‐08‐31

License details | Maintenance and support

Period to

Agreement number

Text

No

An external agreement number. This field can be left empty if Maintenance according to agreement is set to NO. If used, this agreement must already exist in Snow License Manager.

Note

The agreement needs to exist in Snow License Manager prior to the license import. Also, the purchase date of the license must be within the agreement period.

HP19289182

Edit license | Purchase tab

Agreement

External ID

Text

No

Used to assign an ID from an external system, such as ERP, CRM or sales/order systems.

ABC123

Edit license | Information tab

External ID

Vendor/reseller

Text

No

Name of vendor/reseller that this license was purchased from.

Amazon

Edit license | Information tab

Vendor

License proof location

Text

No

Location where proof of license purchase is stored.

Safe at the office

Edit license | Information tab

License proof location

Purchase notes

Text

No

Enter license purchase specific information as free text.

Edit license | Information tab

Notes

Serial numbers/ license keys

Text

No

Serial numbers/license keys received for this purchase.

Edit license | Information tab

Serial numbers/ license keys

Installation media location

Text

No

Location where installation media is stored.

File server 1

Edit license | Information tab

Installation media storage

Purchase invoice reference

Text

No

Invoice reference number found on the invoice.

ADB00889912

Edit license | Purchase tab

Invoice reference

Product description

Text

No

Use the Product description to add either an own product description or the manufacturer´s.

OfficeStd 2010 SNGL MVL

License details| Information tab

Product description

Maintenance cost

Number

No

Maintenance cost per period.

100

License details | Maintenance and support

Maintenance cost

Support cost

Number

No

Support cost per period.

100

License details | Maintenance and support

Support cost

Maintenance and support notes

Text

No

Notes on the maintenance and support.

License details | Maintenance and support

Notes

Maintenance and support invoice

Text

No

Reference to the maintenance and support invoice.

SHB00375297

License details | Maintenance and support

Invoice reference

[Custom fields]

No

Import data to existing license custom fields in Snow License Manager. Supported custom field data types are:

  • Text

  • Date

  • Yes|No

  • Digit

  • Currency

  • Decimal

License details| Information tab

[Custom field name]