Importing assets

From Lansweeper 5.1 onward, there is a built-in option for importing new assets from a .csv file. This allows you to quickly and easily populate your Lansweeper database and web console with devices that can or cannot be scanned. Submit asset names, descriptions, locations, manufacturers, models, SKUs, order numbers, serial numbers, purchase dates, warranty dates and more! The import feature can currently only be used to import new assets, not update existing ones.

To import new assets from a .csv file, do the following:

  1. Browse to the following section of the web console: Assets\Import Assets
    Import Assets menu
  2. Download the template linked on the page.
    downloading asset import template
  3. Open your template, add assets to it and save it as a .csv file. Each line represents one asset.
    adding assets to import template
    - Some fields, like the Assettype field, include a dropdown with possible values.
    - Lines with only an OScode, Assettype and State are ignored during import.
    - For Windows computers you need to submit, at a minimum, an asset name, asset domain, asset type and state.
    - For non-Windows machines you need to submit, at a minimum, an asset name, asset type and state.
    - If you're importing assets that'll be scanned later, keep in mind how Lansweeper uniquely identifies assets. If your import file does not include the information Lansweeper uses for its internal asset IDs, new assets will be generated upon scanning. For Windows computers specifically, you need to submit the machines' actual computer names and domain names in your import file. Alternatively, enable rename detection and submit the machines' MAC addresses, models and serial numbers. For non-Windows assets, you need to submit the assets' MAC addresses or IP addresses.
  4. Hit the Browse button in the web console to launch Windows Explorer, select your .csv file and hit Open.
  5. Hit the Validate Import button to look for any mistakes in your file. You may be prompted to add an asset name to one of your assets, submit a domain name for Windows computers etc. Any error messages will mention the row number of the asset that's in error. If any errors are generated, correct your file and re-submit it in the web console.
    asset import errors
  6. When you've resolved any errors, hit the Import Assets button.
    successful asset import

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