Label IDs for Smart Label Criteria
Currently, I have a few smart labels that depend on other labels. This works as intended, but doesn't feel correct. For example, I have a label called ML-ManualUpdates that has several conditions like:
"Label Names = ML-NoUpdates"
However, if I ever rename ML-NoUpdates to something else, ML-ManualUpdates will no longer work as I intended. I noticed that the labels have an ID that is used internally in the database and can be seen on the label's page URL. Is it possible to have labels depend on these IDs? Then, labels would still function no matter the name.
Donny Nicol commented
I have also run into this issue whereby a simple name change of a label breaks a dependent smart label, which could lead to mass patching of devices which need a more controlled patching routine. If there was a way to choose the existing labels, perhaps from a drop down list, or if this is not feasible then at least a unique identifier which can be easily referenced without having to resort to complex queries which would be unsupported by standard Quest support.