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Cleaning Rule - Inventory Filter

This topic explains the for inventory filter cleaning rules for software and hardware inventory.

Software inventory filter cleaning rules

After the translation of executable files into installed software entries has taken place, the list of software entries is processed by passing it through another translation cycle which just acts on the software list. The aim of this second pass is to clean up and possibly cause the merging of the created software entries. No new software entries can be created as a result of this second translation process. The translation of software entries is slightly different to that of executable files in that whereas the translation of files is a single pass process, the software translation process repeats itself until no changes occur during a pass. This allows fairly complicated processing to take place by using fewer more focused translation entries.

Hardware inventory filter cleaning rules

After the inventory collection has taken place, passing it through a translation cycle processes the list of attributes. The aim of this is to clean up the values of those attributes and format their output. The attributes values translation process repeats itself until no changes occur during a pass. This allows fairly complicated processing to take place by using fewer more focused translation entries.

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