Bulk updating device annotations and org units

Gopher for Chrome excels at performing batch updates on annotated device metadata fields as well as the org unit path. Writeable fields are currently limited to:

  • Org Unit Path
  • Annotated User
  • Annotated Asset ID
  • Annotated Location
  • Notes

Changes made to any writeable fields in the Devices tab can be bulk-updated in the Chrome Device Management console via the Update bulk action. The devices to be updated are only those rows that are currently visible in the Sheet. This means that filters can be used to exclude any devices for which the update is not needed.

Note: All writeable fields are also set apart in the sheet by header cell color and font style.


After an update job has been completed, the Bulk Action History tab populates with relevant details about the updates performed. This includes device-specific update errors.


If errors have occurred in the processing of running an update, they will be flagged in the Devices tab with a red indicator. To retry the update on only those devices with errors, we recommend using Sheets filters on the Update status column. 

Note: If there is an Org Unit Path error, be sure you have typed the OU exactly how it is in the Admin console or select one from the drop-down.