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Chapter: Toolbox Panels
(Codenica Audit & Codenica Inventory)

 
Tree-Form Managers
 
Object Manager

Codenica Audit and Codenica Inventory come with tree-form managers, docked by default on the left side of the application window (on both sides in Codenica Audit).

Codenica Inventory:
• Object Manager

Codenica Audit:
• Audit Manager (on the left)
• Network Manager (on the right)

 

To enable or disable a given toolbox panel in the application, use the following command:
Menu > View

Application
The tree-form managers provide immediate information about processed objects, their properties, groupings, quantities, etc. Their mechanisms analyse information stored in the database in real time so that they always display the current data view. For example, when you want to know the number and categories of software in a given company branch, you can locate and group the relevant data according to required search criteria in a few seconds, instead of having to create a list view.

Data Grouping
Dynamic data grouping accompanied, including instantaneous counts for each grouping category, is one of the most useful features of tree-form managers. The grouping properties are fully configurable by the application user. There are three grouping levels: the main group, the first subgroup, and the second subgroup. To modify the current grouping, right-click any grouping node (not the last node embedded at the lowest level, as this node always represents an object) and select the Select... option from the context menu. Then, specify a grouping property. You can also use the button with the grouping process icon, located in the top toolbar of a tree-form manager (the second button from the left).

 

Examples of Dynamic Grouping in Practice

1.) To monitor expiration dates for licenses used in specific company branches, including information concerning which user is assigned to a particular license, apply the following settings to the license node:
• Main group: Valid (UTD) / Invalid (OOD)
• First subgroup: Department
• Second subgroup: User

2.) To order all the inventoried software according to the manufacturer, name, and version, apply the following settings to the software node:
• Main group: Manufacturer
• First subgroup: Name
• Second subgroup: Version

The application supports a large number of possible groupings. Their use fully depends on the inventiveness and objectives of the application user. Also, grouped data can be filtered according to its location within a company (location-related properties), as described below. The grouping function can be fully disabled by disconnecting subgroups using the No grouping option from the context menu.

 

Instant Object Location
Any tree-form manager can instantly filter data according to the location of relevant objects within a company (location-related properties: Department, Location, Section, and Room Number). Using two selection controls located under the top toolbar, you can easily filter elements in the manager tree to display only the objects associated with a selected location.

Managing Objects in Tree-Form Managers
Another feature is the ability to interact with objects located in tree-form managers. Objects (user, host, IT-Set, hardware, etc.) are always positioned as the last element at the deepest level of embedding. Their icon differs from the icons for other nodes, and it displays the current object status.
Learn more about object statuses: Settings > Object Statuses »

An object node (the last node at the deepest level in each subgroup) is created with the Object Caption feature.
Learn more about the Object Caption feature: Settings > Object Caption »

An object node (the last node embedded at the deepest level in each subgroup) provides a special context menu that can be used to perform most actions on a given object (editing, adding or removing a relationship, repairing registrations, etc.). It is also possible to configure application behavior by double-clicking an object node (available choices: launch the Properties dialog box or generate a Detailed Report for a given object).
To set particular behavior to be triggered by double-clicking, select the following option: Settings > General »

Other Capabilities
Tree-form managers also come with a node search feature (the text field in the top toolbar) and node collapse and refresh options (the last icons in the top toolbar). The first button on the left opens the following dialog box: Settings »
Audit and network managers include an additional menu that allows you to perform context-based actions.

 
 
Scheduler
 
Scheduler
 

To enable or disable a given toolbox panel in the application, use the following command:
Menu > View

By default, the Scheduler toolbox panel is docked at the bottom of the application window. It allows you to monitor upcoming expirations (e.g. licenses about to expire or their support, warranties, etc.). The types of terms are arbitrary, defined by the application user without any limitations.
See the description of the Term Wizard »

Terms can also be managed in groups using the Term Management Wizard launched by pressing the Manage Terms button.
See the description of the Term Management Wizard »

Adding New Terms
To add a new term, select the "Add" button to launch the Term Wizard.
See the description of the Term Wizard »

You can also use the automatic search and term creation feature, launched by clicking the Update Terms button. The mechanism will analyze the data collected in the database and create terms for licenses that are about to expire, their support, or warranties for items an inventory that are about to end.

Scheduler Customization
The Scheduler list view uses the same configuration feature that allows you to: select columns, define their order, define column header descriptions, filter data, and prepare list view statistics.
See the user guide's "List Views & Reports" chapter »

The Scheduler comes with a date filter (the first control from the left, under the top toolbar) that allows the user to filter displayed data as follows: All, Current day, Current week, Current month and Current year.

 
 
Application Event Log
 
Application Event Log
 

To enable or disable a given toolbox panel in the application, use the following command:
Menu > View

By default, the Application Event Log is docked at the bottom of the application window. It allows you to view application logs according to the event types selected in the program settings dialog box.
Settings > Application Event Log > Log Generation »

Customizing the Application Event Log
The Application Event Log list view uses the same configuration feature that allows you to: select columns, define their order, define column header descriptions, filter data, and prepare list view statistics.
See the user guide's "List Views & Reports" chapter »

The Application Event Log comes with a date filter (the first control from the left, under the top toolbar) that allows the user to filter displayed data as follows: All, Current day, Current week, Current month and Current year. The "Add" button launches the program settings dialog box to the Log Generation tab, and the "Delete" button opens the dialog box to the Log Cleanup tab.
Settings > Application Event Log > Log Generation »
Settings > Application Event Log > Log Cleanup »

 
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