Using the User Data section to assign or modify annotations

When customizing OnCommand Insight to track data for your corporate requirements, you can define specialized notes, called annotations, and assign them to your assets. The User Data section of an asset page displays annotations assigned to an asset and also enables you to change the annotations assigned to that asset.


  1. Log in to the OnCommand Insight web UI.
  2. Locate an asset page by doing either of the following:
    • On the Insight toolbar, click , type in the name of the asset, and then select the asset from the list.
    • Click Dashboards, select Assets Dashboard, locate an asset name, and click it.
    The asset page displays.
  3. In the User Data section of the asset page, click .
    The Add Annotation dialog box displays.
  4. Click Annotation and select an annotation from the list.
  5. Click Value and do either of the following, depending on type of annotation you selected:
    • If the annotation type is list, date, or Boolean, select a value from the list.
    • If the annotation type is text, type a value.
  6. Click Save.
    The annotation is assigned to the asset. You can later filter assets by annotation using a query. If you want to group assets by annotations, you must use the Java UI.
  7. If you want to change the value of the annotation after you assign it, click and select a different value.
    If the annotation is of list type for which the Add values dynamically upon annotation assignment option is selected, you can type to add a new value in addition to selecting an existing value.