The other method
available for editing Hosts is the ‘Bulk edit’ mechanism. The bulk edit
mechanism allows multiple Hosts to be edited at the same time and
provides the ability the modify the following fields at a Host level:
All fields, bar Host
Templates and Hashtags, are simply replacement actions, i.e. you can choose to
enter a new Host Check Command for 10 Hosts, and on ‘submit’ the Host Check
Commands for those Hosts is changed to the Host Check Command specified.
For Host templates
and Hashtags, the actions are a little more powerful – as a Host can have no Host
templates/Hashtags, or alternatively multiple Host templates/Hashtags. Therefore,
in the bulk edit mechanism for these two fields there are the following
Add to existing: Choose this option to append a new Hashtag/Host template to the Hosts.
Clear field: Choose this option to remove all Hashtags/Host templates from
Replace with: Choose this option to remove all Hashtags/Host templates from
the Hosts and add the selected Hashtag/Host templates instead. Essentially,
this action clears the fields and then adds the selected items.
Find and remove: Choose this option to remove the selected Hashtags/Host
templates from the selected Hosts. This option is in essence a ‘selective