Creating Parent-Child Relationships
You administer parent-child relationships between file groups using the Database ExplorerGroups tab.
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.
- From the Management Console, select View > Modules > Database Explorer.
The Database Explorer page opens.
- Select the Groups tab.
- Select the desired group from the File Groups list.
- To assign a relationship, by selecting a file group from the Relationships list and click one of the following:
- Add child
- Add parent
The Type column changes from Available to:
- Child (Indirect)
- Parent (Indirect)
The parent-child relationship associations are shown with one of the following icons indicating the relationship status:
|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.
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:
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.