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Adding Machines to the Custom Grouping

There are several ways of adding Machines to the Custom Grouping context. This can be performed both by using the Drag and Drop technique and in a more flexible way by using the corresponding command.

Using the Add to Custom Grouping command

This action can be found in the Network Ribbon group and in the pop-up menu of both the Network Browser and the Custom Grouping panes. The Add to Custom Grouping dialog is shown. Pic 1 If it is invoked from the pop-up menu, the selection is automatically checked in the tree displayed at the bottom, and if a single group is selected in the Custom Grouping pane, the selected group name is used as the group to add to.

Add to Custom Grouping

Add to Custom Grouping

The Add to Custom Grouping button from the Network Ribbon group should be used to create and maintain the Custom Grouping structure.

The Add to Custom Grouping dialog pane Pic 1 consists of two parts: the group name part and the checkable part to specify the Machines to be added. You can input a new group name if you want to have it created or select one from the already created group names. Each Machine can be added to more than one custom group.

Adding Machines to Custom Grouping through dialog

Pic 1. Adding Machines to Custom Grouping through dialog

When you have specified the group name and selected the Machines to be added, press OK to proceed.

Alternative ways of adding Machines to Custom Grouping

The simplest way of adding Machines to Custom Grouping is dragging them from the Network Browser pane. You can encounter several possible scenarios there, all of which are described below.

The first scenario includes dragging a group or several groups of Machines to the empty Custom Grouping pane. In such case, groups with the same names are created, and the Machines that are the children of the groups dragged are added to the corresponding groups in Custom Grouping. If groups by the same names already exist, the content is merged.

The second scenario is dropping the dragged selection onto some group. After performing such dropping, the Machines available in the selection (both the selected Machines and the Machines representing child nodes of the selection) are merged with Machines from the group you are dropping the selection onto.

The last scenario is dropping the selection that contains individual Machines on an empty space in the Custom Grouping pane. In such case, the Add to Custom Group dialog is displayed Pic 1 with the dropped items already checked for addition. You are offered to choose a group for the Machines to be added into and modify the scope of Machines to add, if required.