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Where are my filters included report

Created: 18 Jan 2013 | 3 comments

Anyone have an idea to see where a filter is applied to (be it in another filter or policy)?

I've got a filter that is updating automatically and is not needed any more.  I would love to delete it but I want to find out where its applied (filters applied to another filter automatically update).

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mclemson's picture

If you attempt to delete it and references exist, the Item References report will be pulled up for you so that you can delete the places where the filter is in use.  If you don't get this option, then the filter was not referenced by any tasks, policy, item, etc.

Mike Clemson, Senior Systems Engineer, ASC
Intuitive Technology Group -- Symantec Platinum Partner
intuitivetech.com

jasonfo's picture

Unless if its applied to another filter. I created "test filter 1" and "test filter 2". I included test filter 1 in 2 and then tried to delete "test filter 1" and it didnt say anything about it being refrenced anywhere else. 

Since the filter membershiop is auto updating every 5 minutes (which matches my resource membership update schedule) it tells me that its either applied into another filter, target or policy somewhere. Now that I've built 3 SMP boxes I'm going back and fine tuning the filters on the first box.

Somehow there has got to be a way to see where my filter is being used but I cant find it.

mclemson's picture

This sounds like a bug, since it shouldn't allow you to delete it if it's being used by other filters.  I've flagged this for support to see if there's a hotfix available or a method you can use to track this down.

Mike Clemson, Senior Systems Engineer, ASC
Intuitive Technology Group -- Symantec Platinum Partner
intuitivetech.com