Handling variances in Manufacturers names?

Adam_DzyackyAdam_Dzyacky Customer Contributor Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 2016 in Asset Management
Any recommended ways of handling variances in Manufacturer name? A perfect example of this is:

  • HP
  • Hewlett-Packard

Do you have two catalog item manufacturer groups? Do you have just one? Do you have some automated process flipping these so they fall in line?

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  • merlenette_jonesmerlenette_jones Member Advanced IT Monkey ✭✭✭
    Any recommended ways of handling variances in Manufacturer name? A perfect example of this is:

    • HP
    • Hewlett-Packard

    Do you have two catalog item manufacturer groups? Do you have just one? Do you have some automated process flipping these so they fall in line?
    Hello Adam,

    Are looking for something like if you select Dell as the manufacturer, then you only want certain models to become available, which only have Dell as a parent? 

    The workflow will attempt to match a Model/Manufacturer enumeration value based on if the ConfigMgr Model/Manufacturer string is contained within the enum value. Ie. ConfigMgr data = “Dell Inc.”, Enum Value = “Dell” should produce a match and set the Manufacturer enum value to ‘Dell”.

    Am I understanding you correctly?


    Merle

  • Adam_DzyackyAdam_Dzyacky Customer Contributor Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2016
    Sort of -

    So it's certainly good news to hear it is a "contains" criteria but unfortunately doesn't solve the issue where some Manufacturers (via SCCM) come back as HP and Hewlett-Packard.
  • Adam_DzyackyAdam_Dzyacky Customer Contributor Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭
    To PowerShell!
  • merlenette_jonesmerlenette_jones Member Advanced IT Monkey ✭✭✭
    Powershell it is my friend. 

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