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Author:  jason [ Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:47 pm ]
Post subject:  feature question

Can Open-AudIT track assest that are not networked? More specifically, can I add asset types which are not auto discovered? In addition to our workstations and printers we have lab equipment such as microscopes, scales, instruments, etc. which i need to track and using a single system would make life much easier :D


Author:  Chad [ Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: feature question

I had this same problem. There isn't really a way to do this built into OA besides manually entering them into the 'other' table in the database. However, I ended up throwing together a quick form that allows me to manually add different items to the 'other' table. I added a link under the Admin area on the left hand side navigation pane to the form for easy access.

On Monday (or next week sometime if Monday gets too busy) when I can get access to my OA server I can post the php page I created to do this. However, for it to really be useful you will also need to add your own query pages for the types of items you plan to be adding.

Author:  Chad [ Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: feature question

Here's the page I made to let me do it. Let me know if you have any questions. It's just a page I hacked up though...It's nothing special. I'm sure there is probably a better way to do it using built in OA functions, etc. However, it does the job for me...and hopefully can help someone else.

A quick note though. For this to work, you need to create a table in the openaudit database called "other_types" and that table needs to at least have a field called "other_types_name" . And you need to manually add/remove type names to that table ( Yeah, I was too lazy to make another page/form to do that yet :P ). I did this to keep consistency with how people enter other items at my job. It would be pretty easy to change it to make it so people just manually enter the type instead.

Also, I have it so people need to enter a type, serial, and location...otherwise it will refuse to add the item. It also will check for duplicate serial numbers.

Hope this helps.

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Author:  jason [ Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: feature question

Thanks Chad, this will be helpful.

Author:  JET [ Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: feature question


I'm sorry to resurrect this thread, but we would like to audit some unattached devices (printers, monitors, fax machines, cell phones, etc.) and was wondering if you would make your file available again unless there is now a better way to do it. Thank you.

Author:  mr_carter [ Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: feature question

I also would find this very helpful. Thanks!

Author:  Mark [ Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: feature question

Both monitors and printers attached to a PC should be retrieved.

Author:  Chad [ Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: feature question

We have some devices that are impossible to detect in a practical way. I blame the POS software we use :P That's why I use it. Though I honestly haven't been keeping track of those via OA lately, so this page has gone unused by me for a while. I just did a quick clean-up of it if anyone else wants it though.

It will add the device to the 'other' table, but it still needs a view definition to be useful really.

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Author:  JET [ Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:11 am ]
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Thanks for cleaning up and making your code available again, Chad. :D

Author:  Brian [ Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: feature question

Sorry to repost on something so old, but I haven't seen anything else like this feature.
Is there a way to add non-networked devices? If so, can someone point me in the right direction?? I tried using Chad's file, but I couldn't get that working.


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