Documentation forSolarWinds Platform

Filter objects when assigning custom properties in the SolarWinds Platform

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


Orion Platform 2020.2.6 introduces a new UI for managing custom properties. You can switch to the legacy view by clicking ... in the top right corner of Manage custom properties view and clicking Switch to legacy view.

Filter custom properties in the modern Manage custom properties view

In the Manage custom properties view, you can use the following Search and Filter functions.

  • To search for custom properties by a string in the name, type the string into the Search box.

  • To filter custom properties by other common criteria, select appropriate boxes in Filters:

    • To show only properties requiring a specific format, select the format box (es).

    • To show only mandatory properties, select Yes for Mandatory.

    • To show properties relevant for a specific entity, select the entity in the Object filter.

    • To show properties only with a specific usage, select appropriate box(es) in the Usage filter.

  • To clear all selected filters, click three dots in the Filter section and click Clear All.

Filter entities you want to assign property values for in modern Manage custom property view

When you select the custom property, and click Assign Values, you can adjust the displayed entities as follows:

  • Select the entity type in the Show box.

  • Type a string to the search box to perform full text search on the page.

  • Select available filters in the Filter section.

  • Add a filter:

    1. Click three dots in the Filter section, and select Add Filter.

    2. Select one or more properties to add to the filter and click Add filter.

    The selected properties are both added to the Filter section so that you can filter by the property values and are also added as columns into the table.

Legacy Custom Property Editor

You can limit objects displayed in the Custom Property Editor to find the objects you want to edit.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar.
  2. In the Node & Group Management grouping, click Manage Custom Properties.
  3. Select the custom properties for which you want to assign values, and click View / Edit Values.
  4. In the column captions, click the Filter icon, and enter filter text.

The table will only display objects matching the filter options. The condition is added above the Group by section of the Custom Property Editor.

To remove the filter, click the trash icon next to the filter.