Uploading part numbers

Upload and import part numbers to increase the accuracy of automated bundling of software components.

Before you begin

An icon representing a user. You must have the Manage Part Numbers Uploads permission to perform this task.

About this task

If you added custom part numbers to the software catalog, make sure that they are included in the part number file. Otherwise, the custom part numbers will not be matched against the uploaded part numbers and used during automated bundling.

Procedure

  1. Prepare the part numbers file.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click Management > Part Numbers Upload.
  3. 9.2.2 Choose the computer group for which you want to upload the part numbers.
    Note: The part numbers are taken into account only for the software that is installed on the computers that belong to this group. They are also visible only to the user who is assigned to this computer group. For example, if you upload part numbers for a subgroup of the All Computers group, the part numbers are visible only to the user who is assigned to the subgroup and are not visible to the user who is assigned to the All Computers group.
  4. Click Browse and choose the part numbers file to upload. You can upload a CSV or a ZIP file.
  5. Optional: If you want to overwrite the existing part numbers, select Overwrite existing part numbers. Otherwise, the new part numbers are added to the existing ones.
    The option is enabled only if you previously imported a part numbers file for the computer group that you selected in step 3.
  6. Click Upload.
    When you upload the file, a new entry is created in the Upload History table. The status is Pending until you run the import.
    Important: If more than one entry has the Pending status, only the latest part numbers file is imported.
  7. Wait for the scheduled import or run it manually.

Results

The part numbers were imported to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool.

If the part numbers are not matched with products after you upload the part number file and run import, see: Catalog problems.

What to do next

  • Removing the imported part numbers from License Metric ToolBigFix Inventory server

    If you want to remove the part numbers from the server, go to Management > Part Numbers Upload, click Remove All Part Numbers and then run the import. You can remove the part numbers only if you previously imported the part numbers file to the server.

  • Checking what part numbers are currently imported to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool

    You can check what part numbers are currently imported to BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool. To do it, go to Reports > Products & Metrics and configure the report view to display the Imported Part Numbers column. You can also narrow down the report to only see the products that are linked with the imported part numbers by setting the following filter: Imported Part Numbers, is not empty.