This documentation supports the 9.1 to 9.1 Service Pack 3 version and its patches of BMC Atrium Core. The documentation for version 9.1.04 and its patches is available here.

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Finding CIs using a saved query

By default, the Query list shows several queries that were installed with BMC Atrium Core. The following figure shows the out-of-the-box queries that are available after installation. For example, the sample queries enable you to search for all Computer CIs with a specified operating system, or all virtual machines.

Note

You cannot modify or delete these out-of-the-box queries. However, you can copy them to use as templates when creating your own queries.

Queries, variable conditions, and results

Explorer with table view


After you run a query, the results are displayed in a list. You can copy the query results to BMC Atrium Explorer display pane.

Note

You can drag a configuration item (CI) from the results list to a view only if the view's dataset is the same as the query's dataset. If the view's dataset differs from the query's dataset, a red X appears on the CI when you drag it and the CI is moved back to the results list. Additionally, the following message appears in the display pane: CI dataset does not match view dataset

To find CIs by using a saved query

  1. Open the Query list.
    The Query list can appear in various locations in BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (BMC Atrium CMDB) products, including the Find section of BMC Atrium Explorer and the Add CI dialog box of BMC Atrium Impact Simulator.
  2. In the Query list, click Options.
  3. In the Dataset list, select the dataset against which the query is run.
  4. Click OK.
  5. In the Query list, select a query.
  6. Perform one of the following actions:


    Action

    Steps

    Run the query without changing conditions.

    Click Run for a simple search.

    Edit values for query conditions before running the query.

    1. Click the arrow by the query name.
    2. Select an operator and enter a value for any condition you want to edit.
    3. Click Search for an advanced search.

    Configure options that determine the default behavior of all queries. For more information, see Configuring query options.

    Click Options.



    All CIs that match the query criteria appear in the results list.
  7. (optional) Perform one or more of the following actions for the CIs in the results list:


    Action

    Step

    View properties for a selected CI in the Properties section of the navigation pane.

    Click Show Properties.

    Edit some of the attributes for a selected CI.

    Note: You cannot edit CIs in the BMC Asset dataset. You must convert the Asset view to a new Sandbox view and then perform your edits.

    For more information about editing CIs, see Editing CIs and relationships in BMC Atrium Explorer.

    Click Edit.

    Copy or drag one or more selected CIs to a view in the display pane. For more information about working with CIs in the display pane, see Working with related CIs.

    Click Show in View.

    Compare two CIs within a single dataset or from two different datasets. For more information, see Comparing CI and relationship instances.

    Click Compare Instances.

    View audit history of a CI. For more information, see Viewing instance history.

    Click View History.

    Creates a report (in .csv format) that lists details about the CIs selected in the Table View of the display pane.

    To see the Export Table to CSV button, you have to first click the Table View button:

    Table View

    Click Export Table to CSV.

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Comments

  1. Nick Caulfield

    Where is the button to create report in .csv format? The button which I can see with the same picture exports an image of what is in the view rather than a csv report

    Sep 19, 2018 03:20
    1. Maithili Deshpande

      Hi Nick, 

      Thank you for your query. I will check with the SME and respond at the earliest.

      Thanks,

      Maithili

      Sep 19, 2018 07:12