Summary

A description of the fields on the Policies page.

Here you can view the reclaim policies that have been published. You get to this page by clicking the AppClarity→Reclaim→Policies node in the navigation panel.

The fields on the Policies page are:

Policies

FieldDescription

Compliance Repository selector

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

Active Policies Only toggle

The Active Policies Only toggle adds a filter when it's turned on that filters the table to only display the reclaim policies that have been published and their status is set to enabled.

Column Picker


Where the column picker control is shown Column Picker control you can choose which columns are displayed. In the following example on the Microsoft Core License Demand page we hide the Unknown Installs column and move the License Demand column to the left of the page.

Microsoft Core License Demand

To pick the displayed columns:

  1. Click on the Choose columns icon  to the right of the header row to view the visable columns.

Choose columns

  1. To exclude Unknown Installs, select the Unknown Installs row and click Exclude columns button.

Exclude columns

  1. The Unknown Installs column is now hidden.

Hidden columns

  1. To move the License Demand column to the top of the list, hover your mouse over License Demand and using the direction control drag it to the top of the list.

Changed column order

  1. The Microsoft Core License Demand page has now been automatically updated with our changes.

Microsoft Core License Demand updated

Action buttons

The following table describes the action buttons displayed on the Policies page:

ButtonDescription
New Policy
Creates a new policy. Please refer to New Policy page for more details.
Edit

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

Edits the selected policy and opens the Edit Policy page. Please refer to New Policy page for more details.

Publish

This button is enabled when there is at least one selection in the Policies table.

Publishes the selected policies.

Clone

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

Clones the selected policy and opens the Edit Policy page with a clone of the details from the policy. Please refer to New Policy page for more details. 

Move to Draft

This button is enabled when there is at least one selection in the Policies table.

Moves the selected policies to Draft.

Delete

This button is enabled when there is at least one selection in the Policies table.

Deletes the selected policies.

Manage Associations
Clicking this link navigates to Inventory→Manage Associations→Product to CM page in the Inventory application.
Export
Exports all the policies currently displayed in the Policies 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.

Policies table

The following table describes the columns displayed in the Policies table:

ColumnDescription
Vendor

On the reclaim policy pages, this displays the vendor for the product the reclaim policy will be aimed at.

Title

On the reclaim policy pages, this displays the title for the product the reclaim policy will be aimed at.

Version

The version portion of the vendor, title, version and edition attributes that are used to identify software products. For example, 11.0.3216.5614 or 6.3.100.0.

Colloquial Version

The colloquial version name for the product. For example, 2003, 2016 etc. This is an additional attribute to the vendor, title, version and edition for a software product that may identify a range of versions.

Edition

On the reclaim pages in AppClarity an Editions column is sometimes displayed. This shows a list of editions that determine which products the reclaim policy will be aimed at.

Is Enabled

This column shows whether the Enabled checkbox has been set for the reclaim policy.

Used

Displays the action that will be taken by a reclaim policy for software with a usage category of used. Please refer to Usage categories for more details.

Rarely Used

Displays the action that will be taken by a reclaim policy for software with a usage category of rarely used. Please refer to Usage categories for more details.

Unused

Displays the action that will be taken by a reclaim policy for software with a usage category of unused. Please refer to Usage categories for more details.

Unreported

Displays the action that will be taken by a reclaim policy for software with a usage category of unreported. Please refer to Usage categories for more details.

Admin Actions
This link takes you to the Administration page for the reclaim policy. From there you can monitor the progress of the reclaim and respond to any end-user requests to opt-out of optional reclaim policies.
Mgmt GrpDisplays the Management Group the policy is associated with.
SCCM Collection Type
Displays the Configuration Manager collection type that will be used to manage the reclaims.
Savings Accrued
Displays the savings accrued to date as a result of running the reclaim policy.
Status
Indicates whether the policy is in published or draft state.

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.