This documentation supports the 21.05 version of BMC Helix ITSM: Asset Management. To view an earlier version, select the version from the product version menu.

Changing datasets

A dataset is a collection of CIs that are identified by a unique name.

CIs can be discovered by a discovery tool or can be manually entered. In either situation, the CIs are likely to be put into one of the following datasets in BMC Helix CMDB:

  • BMC Asset — The default production dataset
  • BMC.ASSET.SANDBOX — The default sandbox dataset. For information about the sandbox dataset, see The sandbox dataset for CI data.
  • BMC Configuration Import — Data from BMC Configuration Automation for Clients
  • BMC.SIM — Data that is modeled in BMC Service Impact Manager
  • BMC.ADDM — Data from BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping
  • Third-party dataset — Other datasets from third parties
Related topics

Searching and viewing CIs and relationships in CMDB Explorer Open link

Working with CIs and relationships Open link


To see the BMC.ADDM dataset in the Asset Management console, you must have AR System administrator permissions.

To change the dataset

  1. In Applications, select Asset Management > Asset Management Console 
  2. In Asset Console, select the dataset from Dataset Name.

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