The Add/Edit/History Button(s) & Action Menu
On most pages in the Device42 UI that include “lists” (e.g. of Devices, IP addresses, subnets, racks, etc.), look to the upper-right hand corner [emphasized/highlighted] for buttons that allow you to quickly perform the most common action(s) on each particular page:
The “Action” dropdown menu (also emphasized & highlighted) contains a list of actions that can be performed in “bulk” against any and all devices that are selected [via the checkboxes] on each list page.
When adding/editing an object, a clickable button will show up as indicated above.
Required vs. Non-required Fields
It’s easy to tell which fields are required in Device42; simply look for bolded field labels! In the example screen above, all bolded field labels (highlighted above ) are required. All other fields on the page are optional. This convention applies to all add/edit screens across the Device42 UI. Note that if we were to attempt to submit the above form as-pictured, we would receive an error – The required field “Name:” does not contain a value!
Adding new items from within an edit page
You can add the corresponding relational objects right from edit pages as highlighted above and shown in images below. Simply click the magnifying glass to select an existing object. Should the object you are looking for not yet exist [e.g. building, room, rack, vendor, etc.], you can create a new one:
Adding items inline
You can add line items directly from a rack or other edit page wherever it is relevant. In this example, while editing a rack, you can add devices to the rack right on the edit page for the rack.
Finishing up – The ‘Save’ toolbar
Pinned, or “floating” at the bottom of the your screen no matter where you scroll on an add or edit page, you’ll find the “Save” toolbar. This UI feature allows you to either “Save” your entries (the default action) and view the new item, “Save and continue editing the object”, or “Save and add another” object. You can also delete the object from here. But don’t forget to save!!!