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. You can also find the GUID and view the data in the data class.
Be aware that every time you modify an attribute and you save the changes, the data class is assigned a new GUID.
To create and customize a data class
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click All Settings.
In the left pane, under Settings, expand Discovery and Inventory > Inventory Solution, and then click Manage Custom Data classes.
To create a data class, do the following:
On the Manage Custom Data Classes page, click New data class.
Enter a name and a description for the data class and click OK.
The name of the new data class must be unique.
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.
(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, click Yes in the Key drop-down list. You enforce that the attribute always has a unique value that is other than NULL.
If the attribute should never be empty or blank, click Yes in the Data required drop-down list. If you click Yes in the Key drop-down list, the Data required option is automatically set to Yes. You cannot change it unless you click No in the Key drop-down list.
(Optional) To edit or delete the attributes, select the attribute, and then click the Edit or Delete symbols.
(Optional) To let the data class store inventory of multiple objects, 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.
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. On the Manage Custom Data Classes page, you can also specify the sequence of the attributes.
Click Save changes.
The final step of saving changes is very important. When you create any data class or add any attributes, all the information is stored in memory. Nothing is created in the database and on details page, no GUID is yet assigned. As a result, a 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 GUID is displayed in the property of the data class. Only after you click Save changes on the Manage Custom Data Classes page, the data class is saved in the database, and the GUID is generated. Note that the GUID changes every time you make changes to the definition of the data class and save it.
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