Refactor paths

Overview Copied

The Refactor Paths can modify an existing path in your list view or dashboard, given the data item type and current value. This is useful if you want to change an XPath that is used by multiple dashboards. Instead of editing the property of each dashboard, you can refactor their common path to change its value.

To open this tool, go to Active Console > Tools > Refactor Paths.

This gives you two main modes:


Beginning Active Console 5.5.x, the Managed Entity display name is used in the user readable path.

Refactor a path Copied

To refactor a path in Basic mode:

  1. Select the Basic Mode option in the Refactor Paths.
  2. Click Add . A new row appears in the list.
  3. Double-click the row in the Data Item Type column.
  4. Select the item type of the path that you want to refactor.
    • gateway
    • probe
    • managedEntity
    • sampler
  5. Double-click the row in the Property column.
  6. Select between the “Name” or “ID” of the data item type to be refactored.
  7. Double-click the row in the Current Value column.
  8. Enter the value of the path to change. If the Current Value field matches a path in the Active Console, this automatically displays in the Affected Paths group.
  9. Double-click the corresponding row in the New Value column to enter a new value for the path. The Refactor button becomes enable.
  10. Select the paths you want to refactor.
  11. Click Refactor.

The Refactor Results screen displays the old path and its new value.

Other features of the Refactor Paths Copied

The Refactor Paths also allows you to:

["Geneos"] ["Geneos > Active Console"] ["User Guide"]

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