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Insight: Filter data source by IQL not working

I have what I think is a very simple filter on my csv import, but I get an error when try to import: "import data mapped to OTA label is empty".

My filter is Cat = Add-on.  When I remove the filter the import does not have an error.  Filter and simple configuration screenshot below.


I have tried many different ways but cannot get this filter to work.  Using Insight  Thanks, - Paul


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OK, have found my own answer (wish I had before posting this!).  filter must be Test=Add-on (not Cat = Add-on)  I thought left side had to be data source field, but apparently is the Insight field.  And that works.

Having fun trying to get this working.


I want to import all the models from the asset spreadsheet refined by Manufacturer = Apple but any time I filter it doesn't work :(


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@Steve Letch , I think the problem you're facing is the same one I just figured out after a few days of banging my head against the wall:  according to, it's not possible to use the Filter data source by IQL feature to filter referenced objects.  In Paul's case, I'm guessing that Test was a text field.  In your case, it looks like Manufacturer is a reference.  


In my case, I'm trying to filter by "Operating System" Like Server, but Operating System is a reference.  My workaround will be to add a field named OS Name that will be a text field, run a periodic bulk update of OS Name to be the same as "Operating System"."Name", and update my import to filter by "OS Name" like Server.

@Jon Hill I had an hour long screenshare with the makers of the plugin so have a much better idea of how it works now.


I now have a really sweet Insight setup with users and devices cross referncing all sorts of things.


I also have a nice LDAP sync going which pipes into the Service Desk tickets.

If you need more clarification on their slightly confusing ways i'll post a bunch of screens and attribute examples on monday from the work lappy

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Thanks for hint! Run into same issue with referencing IQL filter, but thanks to this thread, solved in the minutes by creating Hidden atribute. Thanks guys. 

"hiddenEnvt" NOT IN ("LINUX","STORAGE","RSA","IOS","OS400","VMWARE","WIN","UNIX","Z/OS")


Also fails when there are not values within that set trying to load a csv file. The rest of mapping-impots conditions like "hiddenEnvt" = "LINUX" work fine

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