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How to Assign and Work with Custom Data

The custom fields feature extends computer property information and integrates with your computer list seamlessly. Assign data of your choice to the computers you manage to find and sort them easier, or to add descriptive information.

Remember: To assign custom values to a computer, you must first define custom fields. For details, see How to Define Custom Fields. You can also use custom fields to achieve the same goal as nested grouping (groups within groups) would.
  1. On the Computers page, click once in a custom field column.
    Remember: You can edit field values only in Detail View.
  2. Edit or delete computer-specific data.
    • Enter a value and click to assign it to the computer.
      Tip: When you start typing, Central brings up a list of recently assigned values for the field.
    • Clear the contents of a field to delete a value.

    Result: Changes are saved instantly.


New to custom fields? Try the following:

Sort the computer list
Click the header of a custom field column to sort the computer list.
Find computers
Use the Search box above your computer list to find computers by a specific custom field value.
Display relevant information
When your computer list starts to become cluttered, you can show or hide custom field columns as you would with other properties using the column selector in the header bar.
Article last updated: 27 September, 2022