Load devices from the Admin console 

Loading from the Admin console offers very basic queries based on Org Unit Path and Enrollment Date or 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.  

  1. From the sidebar, be sure the Load managed devices from tab is selected.
  2. By default, Admin console is selected as the load method.
  3. Select query parameters using the Where and And drop-downs:
    • Where: This filter lets you select a specific status of devices to load. Options include is Active, is Disabled, is Deprovisioned, is Pre-provisioned, and is any status.
    • And: Lets you narrow devices to load from specific OUs.
    • And: Lets you narrow devices to load based on enrollment date.
  4. If you are using Gopher Buddy and want to include that data in Gopher for Chrome, set the Include data collected...toggle to ON.
  5. Click Load to Sheet.

    Caution: If you have not visited the Reports tab and authorized reports, Load to Sheet will not be available. In its place, the Authorize button appears. Click Authorize, then Load to Sheet appears.

  6. At the prompt, click Continue.
  7. At the finished prompt click Dismiss. Data loads to the Device tab in the following sections/columns:
    Hardware Details (required)
      Device ID
      Serial Number
    Editable Device Properties
      Org Unit Path
      Annotated User
      Annotated Location
      Annotated Asset ID
      Notes
    Hardware Details
      Model
      Auto Update Expiration
      Mac Address
      Ethernet Mac Address
    Calculated Values (read only-derived from Admin console & lookup tables
      Number of major Chrome versions behind
      Latest stable Chrome version for model
      Most Recent User
    Reported Activity
      Last Sync
      Last Enrollment Time
    Hardware State
      Status
      Major Chrome Version
      Boot Mode

Best practices:

  • Once your import is complete, click More Filters to learn about using the power of Google Sheets filters to drill down on and make updates to subsets of devices.
  • Whoa! Too many columns to take in? ClickScreen_Shot_2019-04-26_at_2.23.09_PM.png (hamburger icon) in the sidebar to quickly hide columns you don’t need.
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Once you load devices you can make changes in the sheets you can use bulk actions to make changes to the devices.

See also:

Load devices from a list of Asset IDs or Serial Number

Load devices from device cache

Load devices from CSV file

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