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Entity Import

Entity import enables you to perform entity creation or modification in bulk by importing CSV or JSON files. You can use import to do several things:

  • Create an entity hierarchy from discovered entities.

  • (JSON Only) Add or modify device nicknames (alias mappings) for discovered port-level entities

  • Modify tags and custom properties for any entity type

  • Modify children of container entities. For example, add or remove Host entities from an Application entity

When new entities are added to IPM, previously collected metric data for child entities is aligned with the new container entities. This is useful in reports and charts because you can see the historical metrics of the child entities after the creation of the parent.

Related Topics

For information about entities, see Data and Entities.