Creating Custom Data Items

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To create a new custom data monitoring field:


  1. Click a device name to open its Device Information panel.
  2. Switch to the Configurations tab and scroll down to the Advanced Configurations table.
  3. Beside Custom Data, click More > Edit to open the Custom Data Manager dialog box.
  4. Enable Override Settings Inherited from Parent Group and Enable Custom Data Configuration.
  5. Click New to open the Custom Data Definition dialog box.
  6. Enter a name for the new custom data item and then fill in the rest of the fields accordingly to create your new item.
    See Using Custom Data or for more information on the requirements of building a custom data item.
  7. Click OK to save your new custom data item.
  8. Repeat as necessary to create more custom data items.


Once your custom data items are configured, you can apply them to your devices and device groups. Each custom data item will only be available for the devices in the device family it was created within, even if the custom data item is a data type supported by another device family.

Note: You can also modify custom data at the device group level by following the same general steps. Open a Group Information dialog box and edit Custom Data in the Advanced Configurations table of the Configurations tab. You will need to modify the setting for each applicable device family present in a device group.