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Prioritizing Your Data

Published: June 11, 2010

Updated: June 11, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Vista

You can prioritize your applications, Web sites, computers, devices, and application updates for more customized ACT compatibility reports and for filtering purposes. The priority levels are:

  • Priority 1 - Business Critical. The highest priority level. Business-critical items are so important to your organization that, unless you certify them, you will not deploy the updated operating system.

  • Priority 2 - Important. The priority level for applications, Web sites, and updates that your organization regularly uses but can continue to function without. You can choose to deploy the updated operating system without requiring certification.

  • Priority 3 - Nice to Have. The priority level for applications, Web sites, and updates that do not fall into the previous two categories, but that you to want to appear in your ACT compatibility reports. You will deploy the updated operating system regardless of certification.

  • Priority 4 - Unimportant. The priority level for applications, Web sites, and updates that are basically irrelevant to your organization's daily functions. You can use this priority level to filter out the unimportant items from your reports.

  • Unspecified. The default priority level, which is automatically assigned to all applications, Web sites, and updates. Your organization can use this priority level to denote applications that have not yet been reviewed for deployment.

Prioritizing Your Applications, Web Sites, Computers, Devices, and Updates

You can change your application, Web site, computer, device, and application update priority from both the report screen and the associated report details dialog box.

noteNote
For this topic, we are going to use the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen and the <Application_Name> dialog box; however, the process is the same for Web sites and application updates.

To change the priority on the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen

  1. On the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen, click the name of the application you want to assign a priority to.

  2. On the Actions menu, click Set Priority.

    The Set Priority dialog box appears.

  3. Click your priority selection, and then click OK.

To change the priority in the <Application_Name> dialog box

  1. On the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen, double-click the name of the application you want to assign a priority to.

    The <Application_Name> dialog box appears.

  2. On the Actions menu, click Set Priority.

    The Set Priority dialog box appears.

  3. Click your priority selection, click OK to close the Assign Priority dialog box, and then click Close to close the <Application_Name> dialog box.

Filtering by Using Priority

You can filter your application, Web site, computer, device, and application update data by priority, by using the associated report screen.

To filter your data by priority

  1. On the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen, click Toggle Filter.

    The Toggle Filter Query Builder appears with a blank row.

  2. Enter your filter criteria, pressing the TAB key to add additional clauses.

    noteNote
    To delete a clause, right-click the row, and then click Delete Clause.

    The following example shows a query that filters for all applications that have a priority level of either Business Critical or Important.

     

    And/Or Field Operator Value

    And

    Priority

    Equals

    Priority 1 - Business Critical

    Or

    Priority

    Equals

    Priority 2 - Important

  3. Click Refresh.

    Your filtered results appear.

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