In CA Asset Portfolio Management, we need to exclude a family and class from the search criteria.

Document ID : KB000014197
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

In CA Asset Portfolio Management, we need to exclude a family and class from the search criteria.  For example, in the search criteria, when searching for Assets, you can select Class for a family even when the family is set to inactive.  I would expect if the family was 'inactive', then that would also exclude the class from displaying in the search.  

How do we exclude a family and all it's related classes from the search criteria? 

Environment:
CA Asset Portfolio Management 14.1
Answer:

By default, the search criteria fields will display all the families and all the classes.  The field setting for 'inactive' does not apply to a search. 

At the T6EE152 patch level and above, you can set the 'is ITAM' flag for a family to NO (unchecked).  Then the search criteria fields for family and all the classes in that family will NOT display.