Summary

A description of the fields on the License Position page.

Here you can view your License Summary. You get to this page by clicking the AppClarity→Compliance→License Position node in the navigation panel.

The fields on the License Position page are:

FieldDescription

Management group

Certain pages in AppClarity have a management groups selector. This drop-down lets you select the management group you are interested in. By default this is set to Global.

Compliance Repository

This field lets you select the repository where the compliance data displayed on the page comes from. By default this is set to Default Compliance.

If you have created your own compliance repositories, click on the name to select these from the drop-down list.

Report Refresh

You can refresh reports from individual AppClarity screens as well as using the Settings App. Where this is available you can do this by using the refresh icon next to the Last Refreshed box:

Report refresh control

Action buttons

The following table describes the action buttons displayed on the License Position page.

ButtonDescription
Export
Exports all the products currently displayed in the License Position table as a TSV file. This button takes the filters currently applied to the table into account, but not the sorting or the current selection.
Compliance Details

This button is only enabled when there is a single selection in the License Position table.

Displays the License Summary page filtered to just display the information for the selected product.

License Position table

The following table describes the columns displayed in the License Position table:

ColumnDescription
Vendor

The vendor portion of the vendor, title, version and edition attributes that are used to identify software products. For example, Microsoft Corporation or 1E.

Title

The title portion of the vendor, title, version and edition attributes that are used to identify software products. For example, Visio or Nomad.

Canonical Version

The canonical representation of the productversion installed on a device.

Edition

The edition portion of the vendor, title, version and edition attributes that are used to identify software products. For example, Standard or - (where no edition exists).

Total Licensed Units

Shows the total number of license units available from entitlements related to the product.

Total Units Consumed

Shows the total number of available license units that have been consumed by product installations.

License Position

Shows the license position for the product calculated by subtracting the value in the Total Units Consumed column from the value in the Total Licensed Units column.

  • Negative numbers in red indicate a license deficit.
  • Positive numbers in black indicates a license excess.
Metric

The metric type for a license or maintenance entitlement. This may be one of:

TypeDescription
CoreThe metric for the license is related to the number of cores present on a device. For example, licenses for Microsoft SQL database are related to the number of cores on the server where Microsoft SQL is installed.
DeviceThe metric for the license is for devices. For example licenses for Microsoft Visio are on a per device basis. This is the default type.
OtherThis can be used to reference your own license metric type.
ProcessorThe metric for the license is related to the number of processors for a device. For example, licenses for certain Oracle products are related to the number of processors on the server where the Oracle product is installed.
PVUThe metric for the license is related to the Processor Value Unit present on a device. For example. licenses for IBM products are related to the Processor Value Unit (PVU) for the device where the IBM product is installed.
UserThe metric for the license is related to the users for the product. For example, Microsoft Office 365 licenses are related to users and not the devices the software is running on.

The following column actions are available on some table columns:

Column actionsDescription
Column sort

Using column sorts


The picture opposite shows an example taken from AppClarity. In our example we want to sort the table on the Cost column from the highest cost at the top to the lowest at the bottom. To sort the table on the Cost column:

  1. Click on the filter icon just beneath the header row in the Cost column.

  1. The sort popup is displayed.

  1. Now select the sort direction. In our example this will be Sort descending.



  1. After selecting this the data in the table is now sorted on the Cost column from highest to lowest and the sort icon has changed to a sort descending icon .


Clearing the sort

You can clear the sort by clicking on the sort icon again and selecting the Clear sorting menu item from the sorting popup.

Column filter

Using column filters

The picture opposite shows an example taken from AppClarity. In our example we want to filter the table to show only those items where the Edition contains the text Prof.

To filter the table on the Edition column:

  1. Click on the filter icon just beneath the header row in the Edition column.

  1. The filter popup is displayed.

  1. Now select the operator. In our example this will be contains.



  1. Then type the text Prof into the text field.


  1. Click Apply and a new filter will be added to the table.


  1. The table will be filtered to just those items whose Edition contains the text Prof.


Adding another filter

You can add another filter by clicking on the filter icon for any of the columns. The picture opposite shows another filter added selecting table rows where the Type also contains the text License. The table will also be filtered accordingly.

Removing filters

You can remove filters by clicking on the filter close icon at the end of the filter.