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PDQ Inventory uses collections to make it easy to manage the computers you are interested in.  Each collection represents a set of computers and each computer can belong to more than one collection at a time.

There are three types of collections:

Collection Type


Computer  All Computers

This collection always contains all of the computers that have been added to the database.

Collection  Dynamic

Dynamic collections are populated by computers that match a set of collection filters. The membership is dynamically updated as inventory or filters are changed.

StaticCollection  Static

Membership in a static collection is handled manually so that computers can be added or removed from collections and they will stay there regardless of their inventory.

ADCollectionRoot Active Directory

These collections are automatically generated and populated with the computers that have been scanned in them.  They mirror your Active Directory layout and cannot be renamed, deleted, or moved.  They will be added and removed automatically by PDQ Inventory.

Collections can be nested in one another to create a hierarchy to match whatever organizational structure you wish.

Drill Down Collections

When dynamic collections are nested inside other collections they can be treated as drill down collections. A drill down collection bases its filters on the computers in its parent so that the child collection narrows down the computers on its parent. An example would be a Servers collection containing all servers with a child collection filtering only computers with Microsoft Office.  The drill down child collection will only show the servers with Microsoft Office even though there are workstations in the database with Office.


See Also

Collection Filters Editor
Collection Window
Computers Editor

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