Custom columns in Management Console Beta Dashboard

You can add custom columns to the Devices table. Custom columns with their values are visible to all users.

Custom columns support text values only (no date or numeric functions are available for filtering). We strongly discourage storing sensitive information like encryption keys or passwords in custom columns.

Permissions required

  • Actions related to custom columns require SuperUser permissions (adding, renaming and removing columns as well as adding data to them).
  • Only custom columns created by users from your company can be renamed or removed (you will not have permission to edit columns created by other companies).
  • Custom columns can only be added to views if these are internal (created by users from your company or a parent company).

For distributor

Action Columns created internally Columns created by resellers and end-customers
View Yes Yes
Rename & remove Yes No
Add to view Yes No
Add data Yes No

For reseller

Action Columns created internally Columns created by distributor Columns created by end-customers
View Yes Yes Yes
Rename & remove Yes No No
Add to view Yes Yes No
Add data Yes Yes No

For end-customer

Action Columns created internally Columns created by distributor and reseller
View Yes Yes
Rename & remove Yes No
Add to view Yes Yes
Add data Yes Yes

Columns to display

To add columns to the view, use the Columns option on the toolbar.

When no device or domain is selected, the Columns option is found on the toolbar.

However, when a device or domain is selected, the Columns option can be found in the More dropdown.

  1. Once clicked, the Manage table columns window is shown
  2. Select or deselect the columns required
  3. There is no limit to the number of columns that can be added, you can see the number of columns selected at the top of the window

  4. Save the changes made

In this window, you can also Add a custom column, reset columns, reset the column width and filter to show only the columns currently selected. You can also change the sorting method from column name to shortcode. For full details on column codes, see Expressions for advanced filter in Management Console Beta Dashboard.

Adding custom columns

  1. Log in to the Console under a SuperUser account
  2. Click Columns > Add column

  3. Enter a unique name to the column

  4. Click Add

Each custom column acquires its unique shortcode, so you can easily identify it in the future.

Adding data to custom columns

You can add data to columns created by users from your company and parent companies/groups (if applicable).

  1. Add the column to your view following these steps
  2. Point the cursor to the cell you want to update and click Enter Value

  3. Enter your text
  4. Save the changes

Managing custom columns

  1. Log in to the Console under a SuperUser account
  2. Open the Columns window and find custom column by scrolling or using the search function
  3. Click the Edit or Remove icons next to the column you want to change

  4. Editing allows you to change the custom column Name only. If deleting, you must confirm deletion:

  5. Columns created at a parent level to where you are logged in will not be editable or deletable. The Edit and Remove icons will be replaced by a padlock.