When you launch Gopher for Chrome in a blank Google Sheet, you will see the Load managed devices from... sidebar tab, which allows you to import managed devices to the Devices tab via one of three sources:
- Admin console
- CSV file (located under the Push Updates to Google tab)
- List of Asset IDs or Serial Number (via Copy+Paste --OR-- USB Scanner)
Loading devices from the Admin panel
Loading from the Admin console offers very basic queries based on Org Unit Path and Enrollment Dateor device status. Once a device import has been run, a Devices Spreadsheet tab will fill with all available data on all devices that match your query. More advanced filters now become possible via the native Sheets filter functionality by choosing the filter functionality. You can toggle filters on and off using the funnel icon in the Sheets toolbar.
- From the sidebar, select query parameters using the Where and And drop-downs.
- Click Load to Sheet.
Importing devices from a CSV file
Importing devices from a CSV file is ideal for working with exports from a 3rd party asset management system. A valid CSV file for import must contain device Serial Number and may additionally contain Annotated User, Annotated Asset ID, Annotated Location, and Notes data. The column headers in the CSV file must match those shown here in bold. Importing from a CSV file is a multi-step process, in which you will be prompted to preview your import before performing an update.
Once the devices in your CSV file have been successfully looked up on the domain, you can review and modify their settings before updating them.
List of asset IDs or serial number (via copy+paste --OR-- USB scanner)
Importing devices from your clipboard, or a USB barcode scanner can be a very efficient way of performing bulk updates, deprovision, or enable/disable operations on a set of devices whose Asset IDs or SNs live in a document or Sheet, or for physically co-located devices, such as a group of machines in a single laptop cart, or as devices are enrolled during unboxing.
You can use this feature to import and make updates to one or more devices by Serial Number or by asset ID.