Updated: 24 April 2024

Filters and Filtering

Filters filtering filter

Filters enable you to apply service templates and scheduled tasks to devices based on specific criteria. N-able N-central includes many filters for the most common selection of devices, such as all Windows laptops, workstations and servers. You can use these filters as a starting point for your own specialized filters.

As your network of customers and their device inventory grows, the value of optimized filters becomes increasingly important as you need to access specific devices. N-able N-central filters provide powerful functionality that enables you create precisely targeted dashboards, tasks, rules, reports, notifications and more.

Filters created by accounts of the same level or higher cannot be edited or deleted. For example, while a Default Administrator can modify filters made by a Customer Admin, they cannot alter filters established at the Product or Default Administrator levels. Additionally, the pre-installed default filters cannot be edited or deleted. Only filters created by lower-level accounts are eligible for modification or removal.

To view the available filters, expand Configuration in the left navigation pane, then Filters.

When using filters in rules, There is a list of filters that can not be used for adding or removing services. Including these filters could create an infinite loop in the system, and are therefore excluded as possible filter options. To view those services, when adding or editing a rule, click the Ineligible Filters drop-down.

You cannot edit System level default filters. Either clone the existing filter to use as a new filter that you can modify.

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