A comma-separated value (CSV) file is one of the means to import data into the Control Compliance Suite. Data is arranged in a specific format in the CSV file for easy interpretation by the infrastructure. A CSV data collector is configured to collect data from the CSV file. Reports of the collected data is generated and displayed in the Control Compliance Suite console. In the CSV file, you must organize data in a comma-separated manner as per a specific format.
To import assets of the ESM asset type, Agent, you can use the file, ESMAgentAsset.csv. This file is located in the directory, <install directory>\Symantec\CCS\Reporting and Analytics\Applications\Data Collectors\ESM.
To create a CSV file
Go to Manage > Assets > Asset System.
On the right-hand side table pane of the Asset System view, select a predefined asset type from the Display drop-down box.
From the taskbar select Asset Tasks > Export CSV Headers.
The CSV headers for the selected predefined asset type is exported to a .csv file that is created instantaneously. The .csv file contains headers for the asset-specific and common fields of an asset type.
In the CSV file, arrange the assets and the corresponding data of the predefined asset type.
For example, for the predefined asset type, Windows Directory, the data representation of the asset-specific and common fields of the asset type is as follows:
Import the assets of the predefined asset type through the Create or Edit Asset Import Job wizard.