Configuring groups

This topic provides instructions on creating, editing, copying, viewing, searching for, and deleting groups. To understand the concept of groups and how they can be useful, see Groups.

Creating a Group

On the Configuration > Groups page, click Create, and do the following:

  1. Specify a unique name and an optional description for the group.

  2. Create the selection query to group the entities, events, or both.

     Constructing the entity selection criteria

    When you click in the box, you are prompted to make a selection. Each time you make a selection, you are progressively prompted to make another selection. 

    The selection query consists of opening parenthesis, followed by the entity name, the operator, the value (which can be a string based on the type of entity selected), and the closing parenthesis. You can optionally select the logical operator AND or OR to add additional conditions.

    Example query: Select entities with the device name containing the string 'pun' and 'aus'.

    The green check mark indicates that the event selection query syntax is correct.


    To change the condition, double-click any of the terms in the condition. In the preceding example, you can change the Device Name slot by double-clicking it.

     Constructing the event selection criteria

    When you click in the box, you are prompted to make a selection. Each time you make a selection, you are progressively prompted to make another selection. 

    The selection criteria consists of opening parenthesis, followed by the slot name, the operator, the slot value (which can be a string based on the type of slot selected), and the closing parenthesis. You can optionally select the logical operator AND or OR to add additional conditions.

    Example criteria: Select all the events that are in "open" and "acknowledged" status.

    The green tick mark indicates that the event selection criteria syntax is correct.


    To change the condition, double-click any of the terms in the condition. In the preceding example, you can change the Status slot by double-clicking it.


    (Optional) Preview the result and click the device count or event count to view the details.

    Note

    The event count result is a sum of all unique events matching from both entity selection criteria and event selection criteria.

  3. (Optional) Associate one or more authorization profiles from the list.

  4. Save the group.

Can I create a new group using an existing group?

You can create a new group quickly by copying an existing group and editing the configurations. For more information, see Copying a group.

Editing a group

On the Configuration > Groups page:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Select the group and click Edit.
    • From the group action menu, select Edit.
  2. Edit the group and save the changes.

Copying a group

On the Configuration > Groups page:

  1. Click the action menu of the group that you want to copy and select Copy
    The Create Group page is displayed with the configurations of the copied group. 
  2. Modify the configurations according to your requirements to create a new group quickly. 

Viewing the list of groups

On the Configuration > Groups page, view the list of group.

By default, the groups are sorted by last updated time. To sort on a different column, click the column heading.

Searching for groups

On the Configuration > Groups page, search for groups by typing one or more characters. Groups that contain the matching search string either in the name, description, selection query, or authorization profile are listed in the results. 

For example, typing 'operator' in the search box lists all the groups containing the search string in any of these fields: name, description, selection query, or authorization profile.

Deleting a group

On the Configuration > Groups page, do one of the following:

  • Select one or more groups, click Delete, and click OK.
  • From the group action menu, select Delete, and click OK.
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  1. Ichiro Inami

    Reviewed: In the first section,

    This topic provides instructions on creating, editing, searching for, and deleting groups. => This topic provides instructions on creating, editing, copying, searching for, viewing the list of, and deleting groups.

    Feb 04, 2021 01:06
    1. Rashmi Gokhale

      Hi,

      Thanks for the feedback.

      I have updated the text.

      Thanks,

      Rashmi

      Feb 16, 2021 12:53