Bulk updating device information

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

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

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

Changes made to any writeable fields in the Devices tab can be bulk-updated in the Chrome Device Management console.

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.

 

Row 1 filters are turned on / off in Sheets via the beer funnel icon.

 

Important: If making changes to filters in the sheet, remember to click Refresh to update the preview summary.

Note:  Running very large updates can take some time. Do not close the sidebar or perform other tasks in the sidebar while updates are running, or you may end up with an incomplete update.

 

After an update job has completed, the Update Summary tab will populate with relevant details about the updates performed. This includes device-specific update errors.