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Manually assigning annotations to assets


Assigning annotations to assets helps you sort, group, and report on assets in ways that are relevant to your business. Although you can assign annotations to assets of a particular type automatically, using annotation rules, you can assign annotations to an individual asset by using its asset page.

Before you begin

You must have created the annotation you want to assign.


  1. Log in to the OnCommand Insight web UI.

  2. Locate the asset to which you want to apply the annotation by doing either of the following:

    • Click the asset in the Assets Dashboard.

    • Click icon sanscreen magnifying glass gif on the toolbar to display the Search assets box, type the type of or name of the asset, and then select the asset from the list that displays.

      The asset page displays.

  3. In the User Data section of the asset page, click add annotation icon.

    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.

  7. If you want to change the value of the annotation after you assign it, click change annotation value 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.