Creating Parent-Child Relationships

You administer parent-child relationships between file groups using the Database ExplorerGroups tab.

Prerequisites:

You must create parent and child file groups before creating parent-child relationships.

Parent-child relationships may be direct or indirect. A direct relationship exists when a file group has a direct line of descendants between parent and child file groups. All other file group relationships are indirect relationships.

  1. From the Management Console, select View > Modules > Database Explorer.
    The Database Explorer page opens.
  2. Select the Groups tab.
  3. Select the desired group from the File Groups list.
  4. To assign a relationship, by selecting a file group from the Relationships list and click one of the following:
    • Add child
    • Add parent
    • Remove

    The Type column changes from Available to:

    • Child
    • Parent
    • Child (Indirect)
    • Parent (Indirect)

The parent-child relationship associations are shown with one of the following icons indicating the relationship status:

Icon Description
The file group is a parent of the one selected in the File Groups panel.
The file group is child of the one selected in the File Groups panel.
The file group is an indirect parent of the one selected in the File Groups panel.
The file group is an indirect child of the one selected in the File Groups panel.
A file group created by an Ivanti Device and Application Control administrator that can be deleted or renamed.
A file group created by the program that is blocked and cannot be deleted.

You cannot delete indirect relationships, you must first proceed to the directly related file group and then remove the relationship.

The following examples demonstrate hierarchical parent-child file group relationships.

Example:

The file group 16 Bit Applications is the parent of Accessories, and also has indirect child Alternative and CAD software:

The File Group Accounting is the child of Marketing who also has an indirect child Payroll:


This is the consequence of the following parent-child assignments:

When assigning the file group Payroll to a user or user group; there is also an indirect assignment because of this relationship:

You can view indirect parent-child relationship assignments by using the File Groups by User tab of the User Explorer module.