In the new 'Manage Entities' page, using the filters, how about expanding the awesomeness, by allowing the filter selection boxes to function as morethan simple include/exclude options? My idea is to have them as three-phase, so in logical terms 'Nul/Is True/Exclude', with functionality provided by multi-clickable goodness.. so:
Leave the box empty: Ignore it for the purpose of the filter.
Click it once, and the box is checked: Include this field in the filter.
Click the box again, and it gets a cross: EXCLUDE all nodes where this value matches!
Building a filter, using a combination of Custom Properties, you could have a filter that is looking for devices where the 'Business_Unit' CP value 'A' is checked, AND where 'Device_Role' CP value is NOT 'Printer' (it's box has been clicked twice, and has a big 'ole X in it). To add spice, you could also use the search bar on top of this, providing extreme flexibility. This could also work for built-in values, such as vendor and so on.
At the moment, this cannot be achieved, I believe, without checking all 'Device_Role' CP values _other than_ 'Printer', which, if you have a CP with many values, is somewhat laborious
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