In Oomnitza, assets can exist on their own, but they can also have hierarchical linkages to other assets as parents and children. These linkages can be used to associate assets that are effectively owned by other assets, such as a hard drive within a computer, or a monitor paired with a specific machine.
Child assets cannot be created directly. Instead, the parent-child relationship is created from two existing assets. To start, create the two assets you wish to associate. You can find instructions on creating assets in Manually adding assets.
To add child and parent assets complete the following steps:
- Click the asset you want to be the parent, and select to Child Assets tab in the Asset Details view.
- On the Child Assets screen, click the plus symbol to add assets.
- Search for the child asset and select the plus icon to add the asset. You can select a single asset or multiple assets.
Result: When you view the parent asset details, you'll be able to view any associated child assets in the Child Assets tab. You can modify these asset relationships as required, for example, you can add new child assets or transfer existing child assets to a new parent asset. You can also add child assets to a child asset and create an asset hierarchy, depending on how your things are related.