Using an Update rule to update the existing field values

The Update rule lets you update the field values of the existing assets with new values. The Update rule is executed on the existing assets during an asset import job to check the existing field values.

Consider the following scenario:

Assume that the Operating System of the assets in your enterprise that belongs to the Finance Department, changes from Windows to Linux. You have the asset group based on the tag,, Finance Department. The Update rule lets you update the value of the operating system field.

To update the existing field value with an update rule

  1. Go to Manage > Reconciliation Rules.

  2. From the taskbar, select Create Rule.

  3. In the Create or Edit Reconciliation Rule wizard, in the Specify Rule details panel type the rule name.

  4. From the Rule type drop-down list, select Add Rule.

  5. From the Asset type drop-down list select Windows Machine.

  6. In the Save in box, browse and select the folder where you want to save the rule and click Next.

  7. In the Select Rule Conditions and Actions panel, select Add Condition.

  8. In the Add Condition dialog box, select If an asset being imported exists in the asset system and click OK.

  9. In the Select Rule Condition and Actions panel, select Add Action.

  10. In the Add Action dialog box, select Set the field value of an existing asset as specified.

    In the Fields list, select OS Type.

    In the Value box, type Linux and click OK.

  11. Click Finish in the Summary panel.

    Go to Manage > Assets > Reconciliation Rules. Browse to the folder where you created the rule and check if the rule appears in the folder.

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