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Chapter: Export to Inventory
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Export to Inventory Wizard
 
Audit - IT inventory. Export to Inventory Wizard
 

The Export to Inventory wizard is launched by the following command:
Menu > Audit > Export to Inventory

The data export mechanism is based on the object export schema that maintains the full configuration of exported objects, precisely identifying their target objects in an IT inventory (Codenica Inventory). The object export schema supports automatic object matching, data updating, and verification.

New Schema
This command creates a new object export schema and automatically matches audited objects with inventory objects. Once a schema is generated, it is placed in the dialog box for editing schemas, where the user can also edit automatically created schemas.
See the dialog box for editing an object export schema »

Edit Schema
This command opens the dialog box for editing an object export schema »

Update Schema
This command automatically updates an object export schema.
This is required in the following situations:
• After every export operation
• After any modification to objects in an audit or inventory
• After any modification to an inventory source

Verify Schema
This command checks the correctness schema, including: object identifiers and their uniqueness, uniqueness of object matching, existence of objects in sources, etc.

Export Settings The settings for an inventory source, excluding objects for export (a filter for skipping IT-Sets, hardware, and software can be created using arbitrary conditions, e.g. skipping particular hardware categories), and selecting properties of objects to be exported.
See Settings > Export to Inventory »

Once the Next > button is pressed, the wizard passes to the next screen, which contains the Export Log and two buttons: Perform Simulation and Start the Process.

Perform Simulation
This button launches the export procedure, interrupting it after it generates the exported object logs, without sending any data to the target inventory. This allows the user to fine-tune the export procedure (objects to be included or excluded, preventing unwanted properties from being exported, etc.).

Start the Process
This button launches the full export procedure based on the object export schema and all user-defined settings. When exporting data to an MSSQL-based inventory, the export procedure is subject to transaction protection.

 
 
Object Export Schema
 
Audit - IT inventory. Object Export Schema
 

The dialog box for editing an object export schema is launched by the following command:
Menu > Audit > Export to Inventory > New / Edit Schema (buttons)

When editing an object export schema, start by selecting the IT-Sets to be exported (the list on the left). Once an IT-Set is selected in the list, the panel on the right will display the option of selecting the target IT-Set in the inventory or introducing the selected IT-Set as a new object (the top dropdown list in the panel on the right). Once a target IT-Set is selected, the user can customize the details of how its hardware and software will be exported by using the buttons at the bottom (in the panel on the right). When you are finished editing the schema, it is automatically verified when you save it.
See the dialog box for editing details of object matching »

 
 
Details of Object Matching
 
Audit - IT inventory. Details of Object Matching
 

The dialog box for editing details of object matching is launched by the following command:
Menu > Audit > Export to Inventory > New / Edit Schema (buttons) > Details of Object Matching (buttons)

This dialog box shows a list of the hardware or software on a selected IT-Set. The list's content depends on the object type for which the dialog box was launched. The application user can exclude unwanted hardware or software from the export procedure by unchecking them in the list. As another option, the user can apply an automatic export-exclusion filter so that particular objects will be skipped in the schema.
See Settings > Export to Inventory > Export – Excluded Objects »

The displayed list allows the user to customize each visible object in an audit with its target corresponding object in an inventory. This is done using a dropdown list that is displayed after pressing the target object field in the Target Object (Inventory) column. The user can select only the target objects belonging to the target IT-Set selected in the schema or the Add to inventory as new option that adds a selected object instead of updating an inventoried object with its data. When verifying object matching, the application checks whether objects with the same identifiers are properly matched to each other.

 

Object Identification

For objects to be properly identified, the user must check their Identifying value property in the Object Properties dialog box in the Audit Data group. The identification value collected during scans is configured when creating WMI and Registry scanning models in the Identifying property field (the properties control (at the top) in the dialog box for editing scanning models (see the link below)). Identifying values are transferred to objects in an inventory so that the schema can easily establish more accurate matching between audited objects and inventoried objects.
• See the Object Properties dialog box »
• See Settings > Audit > Scanning: WMI > New / Edit Scanning Model »

 
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