PRTG Manual: Multi-Edit

Device and sensor table lists and some other lists offer the 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 section Manage Device Tree).

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

i_round_blueThe multi-edit option is not available for the predefined 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, select Sensors | By Type | ... or Devices | Device List from the main menu bar. Table lists are also available on the Overview tab of libraries, maps, reports, notifications, and schedules.

In a table list, start multi-edit by selecting several objects using the check boxes on the right. You can also select all objects on the page at once by clicking the check box in the table header.

i_round_blueSelecting all objects via the check box in the table header does not select all objects across multiple pages. It only selects all objects on the first page in most cases.

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 (b_multi_edit_delete), Pause (b_multi_edit_pause), Resume (b_multi_edit_resume), Scan Now (b_multi_edit_scan), and Settings (b_multi_edit_settings). Click a button to apply the respective function to all selected objects.

i_round_blueThe options in this menu vary depending on the kind of objects selected.

Once you have selected the objects that you want to change the settings for, click b_multi_edit_settings 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 (of the same kind).
  • In the dialog that appears, select the settings that you want to edit, change the respective values, and click Save. The changes are applied to all selected objects.

For available settings, see below.

Edit Object 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 might be useful to only choose one certain sensor from the list, so that as many settings as possible are 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 settings are applied to all objects you selected for multi-edit. All properties that are not activated with a check mark remain unchanged.

i_round_redClick OK to save your settings. If you close the dialog box without saving, all changes to the settings are lost.

Edit 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 might be useful to only choose one certain sensor from the list, so that as many channel settings as possible are 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 settings are applied to all sensors you selected for multi-edit. All properties that are not activated with a check mark remain unchanged.

i_round_redClick OK to save your settings. If you close the dialog box without saving, all changes to the settings are lost.

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