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Create a predefined filter

Create a predefined filter

Create filters to narrow down the CIs that are displayed on a Dependency Views map. You can create filters that are based on CIs' class, CIs' attributes, or CIs' relationships.

Before you begin

Role required: ecmdb_admin

About this task

Create a predefined filter that you can then select to determine the scope of the CIs that are displayed in a Dependency Views map. Configuration type filters filter by CI class, CI filters filter by CI attributes, and relationship filters filter by relationships. Only CIs that match at least one of the configuration type filters (if any exists), and at least one of the CI filters (if any exists), and at least one of the relationship type filters (if any exists) - are displayed on the map.

Note: Predefined filters do not apply to virtual groups. Therefore a virtual group displays even if it contains CIs that a predefined filter would have not included. Upon the expansion of a virtual group, predefined filters are applied, and any or all of the CIs that were previously virtually grouped, might no longer display on the map.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Dependency Views > Predefined Filters.
  2. On the Predefined Filters page, click New.
  3. Type in a Name for the filter. Click Roles, and in the Roles dialog box, select the roles that this filter will be available for.
  4. Right-click on the page header, and click Save.
  5. To create a configuration type filter:
    1. Click Configuration Types, and then click Edit.
    2. In the Collection slushbucket, select the classes that CIs must belong to in order to be displayed on the map, and move them to the Configuration Types List.
    3. Click Save.
  6. To create a CI filter:
    1. Click CI Filters, and then click New.
    2. In the CI Filters page enter conditions to filter CIs by specific attribute values.
    3. Click Submit.
  7. To create a relationship type filter:
    1. Click Relationship Type, and then click New.
    2. In the Collection slushbucket, select the relationships that CIs must have in order to be displayed on the map, and move them to the Relationship Types List.
    3. Click Save.

What to do next

After creating a predefined filter, you can apply it to a map:
  1. Click Settings in the map's header bar to open Map Settings.
  2. Select a filter from the Predefined Filters list.
  3. Click Apply.