Evidence Manager Tutorial 19:

Changing Device Properties Using the Export/Import Feature

TOC

CH1: Overview

CH2: Configuring Evidence Manager

CH3: Managing Devices

CH4: Managing Docking Stations

CH5: Managing Evidence

CH:6 Using Evidence Player

CH7: EM Redaction

CH8: Reference Reads

Overview

You can use the address book feature in Evidence Manager to change the properties of multiple devices in a bulk operation. The address book is a database of all the devices that are added in Evidence Manager. It also contains details such as device IP, username, password, port, and so on. The address book can be exported as a CSV file, which can in turn be used to populate another instance of Evidence Manager with a device list.

The following workflow explains how the Import/Export feature is used to change the properties of devices in a bulk operation:

  • Export the address book as a CSV file containing details such as mobile software version, device type, camera name, and so on.
  • Modify the properties of devices, wherever needed, and save the file.
  • Import this CSV file in to Evidence Manager. This changes the properties of the devices.

NOTE: Using This Feature

Use this feature to change device properties only if you are familiar with the fields that a typical device details file contains.

Procedure

To change device properties using the import/export feature:

  1. Log in to Evidence Manager.
  1. Go to Tools > Address Book.
    OR
    Click the Address Book icon.
  2. On the Address Book window, click Export List.

NOTE: Another Method

You can also import the address book by right-clicking Devices and then clicking Export Address Book.

  1. Browse to the location where you want to save this CSV file, and save this file.
  2. Open the CSV file, make changes to the file, and save this file.
  1. Go to Tools > Address Book.
    OR
    Click the Address Book icon.
  2. On the Address Book window, click Import List.

NOTE: Another Method

You can import the address book by right-clicking Devices and then clicking Import Address Book.

  1. Browse to the location where the CSV is stored, select the CSV file you modified, and click Open.

The device details are changed.

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