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4 Mass update


Sometimes you may want to change some attribute for a number of templates at once. Instead of opening each individual template for editing, you may use the mass update function for that.

Using mass update

To mass-update some templates, do the following:

  • Mark the checkboxes before the templates you want to update in the template list
  • Click on Mass update below the list
  • Navigate to the tab with required attributes (Template, Linked templates or Tags)
  • Mark the checkboxes of any attribute to update and enter a new value for them

The following options are available when selecting the respective button for host group update:

  • Add - allows to specify additional host groups from the existing ones or enter completely new host groups for the templates.
  • Replace - will remove the template from any existing host groups and replace them with the one(s) specified in this field (existing or new host groups).
  • Remove - will remove specific host groups from templates.

These fields are auto-complete - starting to type in them offers a dropdown of matching host groups. If the host group is new, it also appears in the dropdown and it is indicated by (new) after the string. Just scroll down to select.

To update template linkage in the Linked templates tab, select Link templates and start typing the template name in the auto-complete field until a dropdown appears offering the matching templates. Just scroll down to select the template to link.

The Replace option will allow to link a new template while unlinking any template that was linked to the templates before. The Clear when unlinking option will allow to not only unlink any previously linked templates, but also remove all elements inherited from them (items, triggers, etc.).

User macros, {INVENTORY.*} macros, {HOST.HOST}, {HOST.NAME}, {HOST.CONN}, {HOST.DNS}, {HOST.IP}, {HOST.PORT} and {HOST.ID} macros are supported in tags.

When done with all required changes, click on Update. The attributes will be updated accordingly for all the selected templates.