RE: Using nvdbimport

2000-03-21 09:15:01
Subject: RE: Using nvdbimport
From: "Ferreira, Linda" <FerreiraL AT nabisco DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 09:15:01 -0500
Thanks for your help, it's just as I thought, Selection Name won't work here
(I thought I'd ask).  Basically, these are all location bins and for each
location I want to add a contact, phone number, and circuit id.  The
selection name was just a list I had gotten from my collection of "ALL
Locations".  Is there anyway to use the smartset (collection) to populate
these fields.  I have already created the fields I want to populate.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

PS...Elizabeth, thanks for your suggestions as well.  They are well taken

> -----Original Message-----
> From: lclark AT us.ibm DOT com [SMTP:lclark AT us.ibm DOT com]
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2000 11:04 PM
> To:   NV-L AT tkg DOT com
> Subject:      Re: [NV-L] Using nvdbimport
> I'm the one who reported that fields did not have to be pre-defined. That
> information was from an internal update held when the function was first
> made available. I see that the V6 man page clearly states that the fields
> must be predefined, so it is probably true for V5 as well. I always do
> pre-define them so I can add the Locate flag. I clearly have not checked
> the man page lately!
> Your comma in the Selection Name just won't work, as far as I can see,
> since there appear to be no alternatives to comma-separated fields.
>  Quotes around it won't be accepted, either. Personally, I avoid blanks
> and punctuation in selection names because of little things like this
> jumping up to bite you.
> It fails with an error message if you give it too many values for the
> number
> of fields in the header, which is how yours will be interpreted. And if
> the
> Selection Name does not exist, that node is skipped with an error message,
> so either way you won't get unwanted fields set in the db.
> Maybe if you clarify what you are trying to achieve, someone will have
> a suggestion. Have you considered setting the field right on the router?
> (I assume those are not router names with the commas in them.)
> Something like, make a Collection of things with 'Atlanta' in the
> sysLocation
> field, and set the circuitid for everything in that Collection, maybe?
> Cordially,
> Leslie A. Clark
> IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking
> Detroit
> =====================================================================
> Hi, Linda --
> The nvdbimport command requires that the fields already be defined.
> Instead of editing ovw_fields, though, you should create a separate file
> under /usr/OV/fields/C, so that your modifications are clearly
> identifiable
> and to make future migration or updates easier.
> I noticed that you left a space after the comma in " CircuitID" after the
> comma.  The nvdbimport command will try to update the field " CircuitID"
> instead of "CircuitID".
> The commas in your Selection names would be interpreted as field
> delimiters.  I'm not sure if there's some sort of a workaround for that.
> Someone else may be able to answer that.
> Elizabeth
> Tivoli Education
> In a message dated Mon, 20 Mar 2000  4:46:48 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> "Ferreira, Linda" <FerreiraL AT nabisco DOT com> writes:
> > Hi everyone,
> > In order to use the nvdbimport, do you first need to create the fields
> (by
> > editing ovw_fields and running ovw-fields)?  and then use ovdbimport to
> > populate the fields?  Or can the nvdbimport create and populate at the
> same
> > time.  In the manual it says that the fields need to exist first before
> you
> > populate, but in reading some entries from the NL-LIST I decided to
> question
> > some of you experts who have already done this?
> >
> > Also, I have a question as far as populating the fields.
> > If, for example, I already have a Selection Name and I want to enter
> > "CircuitId" to correspond w/ that selection name do I do the
> > following???????
> >
> > Selection Name, CircuitId
> >
> > I know it must be comma delimited, the problem is that my "Selection
> Name"
> > have comma's in it, will it ignore the commas in the "Selection Name" or
> > will it mess up my database by changing my Circuit Id's to "GA" and
> "IL".
> I
> > would appreciate any feedback from anyone who has used nvdbimport
> before.
> > Is the format above correct for populating the fields????  Thanks.
> >
> > Linda Ferreira
> > Network Management Center
> > 973-682-6065
> > ferreiral AT nabisco DOT com
> >
> >
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