Creating Custom Data Items

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To create a new custom data monitoring field:


  1. Select a device name to open its Device Information panel.
  2. From the Configurations tab, scroll to the Advanced Configurations table.
  3. Open Custom Data and enable Override Settings Inherited from Parent Group and Enable Custom Data Configuration.
  4. Select New to open the Custom Data Definition dialog box.
  5. Enter a name for the new custom data item and fill in the rest of the fields to create your new item.
    See Using Custom Data for more information on the requirements of building a custom data item.
    See Custom Data for details related to each field.
  6. Select OK to save your new custom data item.
  7. Repeat as necessary to create more custom data items.


Once you have configured your custom data items, you can apply them to your devices and device groups.

Note: Custom data items are only available within the device family where you create them.
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 must change the setting for each applicable device family present in a device group.