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Creating and customizing a data class

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From the Symantec Management Console, you can create a custom data class. You can add, edit, and delete attributes of the data class and you can change the position of the attribute.

See About custom inventory data classes

See About gathering custom inventory

See Gathering custom inventory

To create and customize a data class

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click All Settings.

  2. In the left pane, under Settings, expand Discovery and Inventory > Inventory Solution, and then click Manage Custom Data classes.

  3. To create a data class, do the following:

    • On the Manage Custom Data Classes page, click New data class.

    • On the New Data Class page, enter a name and a description for the data class and click OK.

      The name of the new data class must be unique.

  4. To customize a data class, on the Manage Custom Data Classes page, in the data classes list, click the data class.

    You customize the data class by adding, editing, and deleting its attributes.

  5. (Optional) To add an attribute to the data class, do the following:

    • Click Add attribute.

    • In the Data Class Attributes dialog box, specify the details of the attribute.

      To add an attribute that uniquely defines a row in the data class, in the Key drop-down list, click Yes. You enforce that the attribute always has a unique value that is other than NULL.

      To add an attribute that should never be empty or blank, in the Data required drop-down list, click Yes.

      If in the Key drop-down list, you click Yes, the Data required option is automatically set to Yes. You cannot change it unless in the Key drop-down list, you click No.

    • Click OK.

  6. (Optional) To edit or delete the attributes, select the attribute, and then click the Edit or Delete symbols.

  7. (Optional) To let the data class store inventory of multiple objects, on the Manage Custom Data Classes page, check Allow multiple rows from a single computer resource. The data class can store the inventory of services, user accounts, files, network cards, and other objects.

  8. (Optional) To specify the sequence of the attributes, on the Manage Custom Data Classes page, click the attribute, whose position you want to change, and then click the up arrow or down arrow.

    When you report inventory values for the columns in a Notification Server Event (NSE), the attributes are identified by the column ID and not by the column name. As a result, the order of attributes in a data class must be correct.

  9. Click Save changes.