Smart group creation in FIleWave has always been a duplicated effort if you wanted a smart group that was identical to an inventory query (report) that already existed. This duplication of effort was inefficient.
With version 14(+) of FileWave, you can now directly create a new smart group from an existing inventory query. (and the crowds cheered!)
Creating the smart group is easy:
- Right-click the Inventory Query you want to "copy" to a smart group
- Choose "Create Smart Group"
- Pick the destination where you want your smart group created
The newly created smart group will have no direct associations (deployments) assigned to it, but if you place it underneath a group that does have associations, the smart group will inherit them.
See example below: