PRTG Manual: Multi-Edit

Device and sensor table lists, as well as some other lists, offer multi-edit functionality. With this, you can bulk edit the properties of many objects at a time. Multi-edit is also available in the Management tab if you select multiple objects by holding down the Ctrl key (see Manage Device Tree).

icon-i-roundYou cannot change every setting type with multi-edit. PRTG only displays settings that all selected objects have in common.

icon-i-roundYou cannot multi-edit the standard user groups "PRTG Administrators" and "PRTG Users Group".

Example of a Table List

Example of a Table List

Start Multi-Edit in Lists

Start with viewing a table list. For example, choose Sensors | By Type | ... or Devices | Device List | ... from the main menu bar. Table lists are also available in the Overview tab of Libraries, Maps, Reports, Notifications, and Schedules.

In a table list, start multi-edit by selecting objects using the check boxes on the right. You can also select all objects of the current page at once by clicking the check box in the table header. Use the Items option to view more items per page. As soon as you select one or more objects, the multi-edit menu appears at the top of the table. Chosen objects are marked by a blue line.

Multi-Edit Menu

Multi-Edit Menu

Depending on the object type, different functions are available. For example, for sensor lists, some frequently used functions are available as quick buttons, such as Delete, Pause, Resume, Check Now, and Settings. Click one of the buttons to apply the respective function to all selected objects.

The options in this menu vary depending on the kind of objects selected. Choose an entry to apply the according function to all selected objects.

Once you have selected the objects you want to change settings for, click the wrench symbol to enter the edit settings mode. For available settings, see below.

Start Multi-Edit in Management Tab

In the device tree, start by clicking the Management tab.

You can use Multi-Edit for object settings:

  • Hold down the Ctrl key and select multiple groups, devices, or sensors (one of a kind).
  • In the appearing dialog, select the settings you want to edit, change the according values, and click Save. The changes will be applied to all selected objects.

For available settings, see below.

Edit Settings—Settings

The Edit Multiple Objects dialog box shows most of the settings that the selected sensors respective devices have in common. For example, you can edit the name, tags, priority, scanning interval, and access rights.

Example of Device Settings in Multi-Edit Mode

Example of Device Settings in Multi-Edit Mode

The available options depend on the selected objects and vary according to your selection. When editing multiple sensors, it may be useful to only choose one certain sensor type from the list, so that there are as many settings as possible available for multi-edit.

To change a property, add a check mark in front of the respective line and then change the settings. The new setting(s) will be applied to all objects you selected for multi-edit. All properties that are not activated with a check mark remain unchanged.

Click OK to store your settings. If you close the dialog box via the X, all changes to the settings will be lost!

Edit Settings—Channel Settings

The Channel Settings tab in the Edit Multiple Objects dialog box is only available when editing sensors. You can edit settings of all channels that the selected sensors have in common. Select a channel name from the Channel list. You can then edit display settings, colors, scaling, and limits, for example.

Example of Sensor Channel Settings in Multi-Edit Mode

Example of Sensor Channel Settings in Multi-Edit Mode

The available options depend on the selected sensors and vary according to your selection. It may be useful to only choose one certain sensor type from the list, so that there are as many channel settings as possible available for multi-edit.

To change a property, add a check mark in front of the respective line and then change the channel settings. The new setting(s) will be applied to all sensors you selected for multi-edit. All properties that are not activated with a check mark remain unchanged.

Click OK to store your settings. If you close the dialog box via the X, all changes to the settings will be lost!

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