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Basic SMS Query Building

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Mar 20, 2000


by Dana Daugherty

To build a query- while in the SMS Console open up the query tree, right click on Queries, select New Query. Enter a name in the text box (e.g.MS Project). Select Edit Query Statement. On the General Tab select the star symbol, then hit the select button. Set the Attribute Class to Computer System and Attribute to Name. Select OK. On the general tab select ascending for the sort order then OK. You should now be looking at the Query Statement Properties sheet...

To build a query- while in the SMS Console open up the query tree, right click on Queries, select New Query. Enter a name in the text box (e.g.MS Project). Select Edit Query Statement. On the General Tab select the star symbol, then hit the select button. Set the Attribute Class to Computer System and Attribute to Name. Select OK. On the general tab select ascending for the sort order then OK. You should now be looking at the Query Statement Properties sheet. From here select the Criteria Tab. Next select the star symbol to create a criteria. Hit the select button on the General tab, set the Attribute Class to Software Files and the Attribute to File Name, then hit OK. Set the Operator to "is equal to" and the value to Winproj.exe. Hit the value button if you want to select another file name. Select OK to each page until you reach the console. 

 

To restrict the above query to a specific SMS site use one of the following 2 methods.

  • Go to the properties of the query you want to restrict. Select Edit Query Statement, then the criteria tab, then select the star symbol to add another criteria. Hit the select button and use for System Resource for the Attribute Class and SMS Assigned site for the Attribute. Hit OK be sure the Operator is "is equal to" and make the value specific to the assigned site you need to get info about. Select OK. On the Criteria Tab be sure the operators reflect the query you want, e.g. "or" instead of "and". Just double click on the operator you want to change. Select OK until you get back to the Console screen.

 

  • Another way to restrict to a specific site is to go to the query properties,  select Limit to Collection and browse to a collection to use to limit your query results.

One more tip- use the "canned" queries to their fullest. Go to the properties\Edit Query Statement\show query language. Copy the SQL and paste it into a new query that you create. Go to the properties\Criteria and adjust them to your needs. 

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