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We have pre-configured Docusnap for the majority of tasks required by our users. If you need features that add to the default configuration, Docusnap provides a number of options for this purpose:

  • Changing and creating reports
  • Adding additional columns and tables to the Docusnap database
  • Defining additional views for data evaluation
  • Defining additional structures in the Inventory, Licenses, Permissions and Organization tree views
  • Creating new or extending existing data entry screens
  • Adding additional types for SNMP, licenses and extensions
  • Extend classes and properties of IT Assets


A license for the Customizing module is necessary to extend the database structure, add new meta objects and create data entry screens. Modified settings can easily be transferred to other Docusnap installations.


Important note: With the exception of reports, the customizations in Docusnap are limited to adding new elements to existing structures or defining new elements. Elements that already exist in Docusnap cannot be deleted, since this would lead to uncontrollable application behavior.

This manual is subdivided into the following sections:

Part 1: File Structure of a Docusnap Installation

Docusnap uses certain directory structures and database information to represent custom settings. This section introduces these structures and mechanisms and serves as the basis for the following sections.

Part 2: Management

The Docusnap Management can be used to create additional types and customize Docusnap.

Part 3: Reporting

This section explains how to create new reports, use the Docusnap Report Designer and assign reports to an object in the tree view.

Part 4: Database Structures

This section illustrates the structure of the Docusnap database and shows you how to extend the existing data structures.

Part 5: Meta Objects

Meta objects represent individual elements in the different tree hierarchies. For information on how to define or extend existing meta objects, see this part of the manual.

Part 6: Data Entry Screens

Data entry screens are user interface elements that allow the users to enter data. You can extend existing data entry screens or define new ones.

Part 7: Distributing Customizations

In Docusnap, you can export your customizations and import them to other environments. This way, it is possible to make customizations of the database structure, the meta objects and data entry screens available to other databases or even other Docusnap installations without much effort.