The import task maps the CiscoWorks Data Extraction Engine (DEE) XML inventory file as follows:
DEE XML field
Must be a unique name. Up to 100 characters in length. If InstanceName is empty, OfficialHostName is used.
Required for new devices. If OfficialHostName is empty, InstanceName is used.
If Description contains:
The SysObjectId is used to determine the category of the device.
The inventory text is displayed in the Device Details tab.
Occasionally, CiscoWorks places unreadable control characters in the export file. The file can be validated by opening a browser that supports XML, such as Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer lists the lines in the export file that have errors. You can use a text editor to correct these errors before importing the file into the software.