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Bulk import of device control exclusions

Administrators can create a .csv file that contains their device control exclusions, up to 500 exclusions per file. A sample template is provided in the device control article on the Support site.
The maximum number of exclusions per policy is 5,000. On the Device Control tab in a policy, if the external storage exclusion list contains 5,000 entries, the Add Device button is disabled.
The .csv file format requirements are:
  • Only .csv files are accepted.
  • The header information is required in the .csv file. The import function will ignore the first line of the .csv file. If an exclusion is the first line in the import file, it will not be imported.
  • Vendor ID and Access information are required for each exclusion.
  • Optional information includes Product ID, Serial Number, and Comment.
  • The Access column requires either full access or block as the value, and only accepts the values in English.
  • The Comments column does not support commas (,).
  • The maximum number of exclusions per .csv file is 500. If the import file contains more than 500 exclusions, an error message will display after you click the Upload button
  • The maximum number of exceptions per policy is 5,000. A warning message should display if this number is exceeded.
  • Non-English users who download the template and choose to edit it with Microsoft Excel may need to Import the file, setting options to UTF-8 and comma separated. Just opening the file may show unrecognizable characters.
Example:
Bulk import example using a spreadsheet
Example:
Bulk import example using a text editor