Upload Devices and/or Data

What

Mass import devices/data from a CSV

The upload option () allows en masse import of devices and/or field data, and allows you to specify additional import actions.

When/Why

You would use this option any time you need to create a lot of placeholders at once or if you need to update data fields for a large number of devices.  For instance, if my asset management system had given me data in a csv linking device serial number to a physical asset tag number, then I might use this tool to upload that asset tag information into FileWave.

How

  1. From the View - Devices 
  2. Press the upload icon (

)

  1. This takes you to the Import File tool
  2. Select your txt/csv file and move to Map Fields
  3. In Map Fields, match the fields you want to import to FileWave fields
  4. In Actions, define other options

Import File tool

This window will allow us to import a large amount of data from a CSV source.

We'll use this method whenever we have a large number of new device placeholders to enter or whenever we want to update fields for existing devices. 

How

To import a file, we will:

"Serial Number","OS Type","Device Name",comment,location,asset_tag
C02WP0hgHTDF,macOS,"HR-John-MBP","John's laptop","north site","123456"
ABC456123DEF,iOS,"ThatsABeautClark ","no comment","Normal, IL","651241"
215487958754,Windows,"PR-Sal-1258","that other device","south site","654321"

The data can be in pretty much any order, but it must include at minimum a device name, and an OS Type.

Map Fields

Connect CSV columns with FileWave inventory fields

Here is where you match up the columns heading with existing FileWave Inventory Fields.

How

From the Actions Tab

  1. From the dropdown
  2. Pick the appropriate FileWave inventory that matches your column head
  3. Continue onto the Actions tab next


Revision #3
Created 10 July 2023 20:19:44 by Josh Levitsky
Updated 24 July 2023 14:01:31 by Josh Levitsky