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Filtering patches

Filters are a powerful way to target the exact devices you need for a rule, task and more. For a device, you can filter the patches to locate specific ones and see if they have been installed yet.

There are a number of filtering methods you can use to locate patches.

Patch approval filter

The filter feature in the Approve/Decline Patches page employs a number of operators to enhance the search capability of the filter such as the operators "%", "*" and "?". The filter feature uses case-insensitive POSIX regex to search in the KB Number, Patch Name, and Patch Description fields.

For example

  • Entering 4041.8. or 4041?8? returns patch numbers 4041687 and 4041085.
  • Include ^40 to search for a patch starting with 40.
  • Include 41$ to search for patches ending with 41.

For more options, see section 9.7.3.3, Regular Expression Escapes in the PostgreSQL documentation at https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.3/static/functions-matching.html.

Filter by product

In the Approve/Decline patches page you can filter on classification and status of the patch. You can filter on patch products. On the bottom of the filter window, click the Products tab.

Filter patches in device information

  1. Click ViewAll Devices and click the name of a device.
  2. Click AssetPatches.
  3. In the Patches column, click the filter icon( ) to the right of the column.
  4. Enter your search criteria.

The results appear instantly on the screen. When you are using the search criteria, the filter icon appears red.

Filter by product

In the Approve/Decline patches page you can filter on classification and status of the patch. You can filter on patch products as well as status. On the bottom of the filter window, click the Products tab.