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OnCommand Insight

Creating annotation rules


As an alternative to manually applying annotations to individual assets, you can automatically apply annotations to multiple assets using annotation rules. Annotations set manually on an individual asset pages take precedence over rule-based annotations when Insight evaluates the annotation rules.

Before you begin

You must have created a query for the annotation rule.

About this task

Although you can edit the annotation types while you are creating the rules, you should have defined the types ahead of time.


  1. Log in to the OnCommand Insight web UI.

  2. Click Manage and select Annotation rules.

    The Annotation Rules page displays the list of existing annotation rules.

  3. Click add annotation icon.

    The Add Rule dialog box displays.

  4. Do the following:

    1. In the Name box, enter a unique name that describes the rule.

      This name will appear in the Annotation Rules page.

    2. Click Query and select the query that OnCommand Insight should use to apply the annotation to assets.

    3. Click Annotation and select the annotation you want to apply.

    4. Click Value and select a value for the annotation.

      For example, if you choose Birthday as the annotation, you specify a date for the value.

  5. Click Save.

  6. Click Run all rules if you want to run all the rules immediately; otherwise, the rules are run at a regularly scheduled interval.