Asset Tracker: Reading Assets

Hi Everyone,

Anyone know the simplest way to the do following for Asset Tracker
assets:

For each asset which is active, print out all fields on the main asset
record. Also, print out the Custom Field Name and Custom Field Value for
each Custom Field that is populated on each asset.

Any ideas would be most welcome.

Nick

Ps I am not sure if at-users is still active, hence the secondary post
into rt-users.

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I have recently been looking into Asset Tracker as an alternative to an
asset tracker I am half way through developing, but cannot find an
active representative website, nor a mailing list for it…

Can anyone shed any light on the current status?

I may have missed something, but searching for previous information on
the rt lists hasn’t been fruitful.

Nick Metrowsky wrote:

Hi Everyone,
Anyone know the simplest way to the do following for Asset Tracker assets:

Kind Regards,

Mike Peachey, IT
Tel: +44 (0) 114 281 2655
Fax: +44 (0) 114 281 2951
Jennic Ltd, Furnival Street, Sheffield, S1 4QT, UK
http://www.jennic.com
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Mike Peachey wrote:

I have recently been looking into Asset Tracker as an alternative to an
asset tracker I am half way through developing, but cannot find an
active representative website, nor a mailing list for it…

Can anyone shed any light on the current status?

It is still an active project. The main developer, Todd Chapman,
recently switched jobs and is in the process of moving hosting. He’s
busy, and it hasn’t been a big priority, so it’s been a bit slow. The
current version is 1.2.3, and I’ve got a unofficial mirror of it at
http://homepages.findlay.edu/rfox/at-1.2.3.tar.gz if anyone needs it.

I did see an e-mail comes through yesterday from the at-users mailing
list (at-users@lists.chaka.net) yesterday, so perhaps those are up now.

It’s a great product, incredibly flexible, and Todd has helped me
personally on several occasions. Can’t ask for anything better for the
price. :slight_smile:

Ryan

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I was just looking at the Asset Tracker package and reading through the
threads in the archives.

Does anyone have any screenshots on what it looks like in 3.8.x?

Second question is what is the DB structure for the assets, specifically
what fields available?

Steve

Stephen Cochran wrote:

I was just looking at the Asset Tracker package and reading through the
threads in the archives.

Does anyone have any screenshots on what it looks like in 3.8.x?

Yeah, but I’m terrible with graphics, so hopefully someone else has provided for you by now? If not, just hit me with a personal
email and I’ll get something to you.

Second question is what is the DB structure for the assets, specifically
what fields available?

It’s pretty amazingly customizable. There’s a bunch of standard boilerplate stuff (that all seems pretty well-thought out) but
the real power is that you can add whatever you want and granularly control which attributes get assigned to which asset types
pretty easily (and robustly) through the web interface once you get the hang of it.

My only (small) criticism of the boilerplate stuff is that the model for not allowing a MAC address to be entered without an IP
was frustrating for our use case (all are inventory is not always deployed and we’d still like to be able to store the MAC
address(es) without having to create a “dummy” IP), so I simply created my own (optional) fields for MAC addresses and we instead
use that attribute (instead of the already available one).

Steve

good luck, and sorry for the delay in my reply,
     ~c