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Making SMS Queries More Flexible

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by Dana Daugherty

In this article I’ll show you how to use
string values  in query criterion to give you the information
you need about your site. 

In this article, Dana Daugherty shows us how to use string values in query criterion to get more site information.

Try this- while in the SMS Console open up the query tree, right
click on Queries, select New Query. Enter a name in the text box.
Select Edit Query Statement. On the General Tab select the star
symbol, then hit the select button. Set the Attribute Class to
System Resources and Attribute to Name. Select 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
System Resources and the Attribute to Name, then hit OK. Set the
Operator to ?is like? and the value to [A-G]%. Select OK to each
page until you reach the console. Result should be all systems with
names beginning with A-G

Practical Application – 
For software distribution I add this value to collections
that I advertise to, as a way to control the distribution. After
testing is complete I set up a query in the collection
membership with the above value. I begin with PC names A-G. When
I’m confident that all is well I open it up to A-M etc

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