Adding custom part numbers

Available from 9.2.7. Add custom part numbers to the software catalog to improve the results of automated bundling of software components.

Before you begin

An icon representing a user. You must have the View Software Catalog and Signatures and Manage Licenses permissions to perform this task.

About this task

You can add custom part numbers to any product-license metric pair existing in the software catalog. After adding custom part numbers to the catalog, make sure to include these custom part numbers in the part numbers file that is uploaded to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool. After the next data import, the custom part numbers are matched against the uploaded part numbers and used for automated bundling. For more information, see: Uploading part numbers.

Procedure

  1. Log in to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool, and go to Reports > Products & Metrics.
  2. Select the product for which you want to add a custom part number.
  3. Hover over the Edit Product icon Edit icon, and click Edit Part Number.
  4. Provide a custom part number, or part numbers in the Custom Part Number field. Separate each number with a comma. The custom part number can contain letters, numbers and an underscore (_). Other characters are not allowed. Each part number needs to be unique. Thus, you cannot add a duplicate of an existing catalog part number.
  5. Click OK.

Results

The specified custom part numbers are added to the software catalog, and displayed in the Catalog Part Numbers column.

What to do next

To remove custom part numbers, select the product, hover over the Edit Product icon Edit icon, and click Edit Part Number. Then, remove custom part numbers from the list, and click OK.