Creating Smart Groups from Inventory Queries (v14+)

What

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.

When/Why

With version 14(+) of FileWave, you can now directly create a new smart group from an existing inventory query. (and the crowds cheered!)

How

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:

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