Managing Product Catalog entries in bulk
This section describes how an application administrator can perform bulk actions on Product Catalog entries that you have created manually, imported through the staging form, or created through the Normalization Engine. The bulk actions include deleting or hiding products and versions, updating product and version associations with BMC Atrium CMDB, setting the lifecycle status for products and versions, and associating products and versions with a software license contract.
- Searching for product entries in the Manage Products Console
- Viewing details of a product entry in the Manage Products Console
- Bulk actions for managing Product Catalog entries
After you have populated data in the Product Catalog, you must update the associated version information, assign the appropriate association with BMC Atrium CMDB, and set the lifecycle status. You can individually update each product entry by using the Product Catalog Setup form, which you can access by selecting General Functions > Search Products. However, this process requires a lot of time if you have a large set of product entries to update. Instead, you can select Bulk Functions > Manage Products to quickly manage a large set of product entries.
The Manage Products Console, which you can access by selecting Bulk Functions > Manage Products, has replaced the Search New Products console in earlier releases.
The Manage Products Console enables you to easily manage multiple product entries for a company. You can search for product entries that are associated with a company and then perform bulk actions to update the selected product entries, such as updating product and version associations with BMC Atrium CMDB, setting the lifecycle status for products and versions, or associating product versions with a software license contract.