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 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.

 

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

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Screen_Shot_2017-07-21_at_5.06.20_PM.png 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 Bulk Action History tab will populate with relevant details about the updates performed. This includes device-specific update errors.

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

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