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Deleting CIs

When you use the following procedure to delete CIs, they are not removed from the database at the time you complete this procedure. The BMC Atrium CMDB reconciliation process deletes the CIs from the database.

For more information about reconciliation, see Reconciling data.


This feature does not physically delete CIs from the CMDB. Instead, it marks them for deletion, which prevents the CIs from showing up in a search unless they are directly queried from their respective CMDB forms.

To delete CIs

  1. From the Application Administration Console, click the Custom Configuration tab.
  2. From the Application Settings list, choose Asset Management > Advanced Options > CI Deletion, and then click Open.
    The Delete CI form appears.
  3. On the Delete CI form, before you delete a CI, you can view the CI and its relationships to other CIs.
    • To view a CI, select the CI and click View.
      The CI form appears. After you view details of the CI, click Close.
    • To view the relationship of a CI to other CIs, select the CI and click Explore CI.
      The BMC Atrium Explorer appears. After you view the CI relationships, click Close.
  4. From the CI Marked for Deletion table, select the CIs you want to delete, and click Delete Selected CIs.
    The CIs are deleted from the table and marked for deletion in the CMDB.

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  1. Erwien Nugraha

    It will more convenient if we can search CI on this form instead of scrolling numerous records of CI  

    Mar 19, 2015 02:44
    1. Priya Shetye

      Hello Erwien,

      Thank you for your comment. I will pass on your suggestion to the development team, who can make a decision about adding the search functionality to this form.

      Mar 19, 2015 06:58
  2. Greg Christofferson

    I agree with Erwien, this is a nightmare to have to scroll through so many CIs

    Oct 31, 2017 03:13
    1. Mokshada Shivarekar

      Hello Greg,

      Thank you for your comment. I will convey the suggestion to the development team about adding the Search functionality to this form.



      Oct 31, 2017 10:45