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Import an Exclusion

You can import an exclusion as a comma separate values (.csv) file.

Tip: To create or modify this .csv file, Tenable recommends using a robust text editor, such as TextMate (Mac), VIM (Windows, Mac, and Linux), or NotePad++ (Windows).

The following table displays the necessary headers for the text file.

Field Name Description
id Numeric field used to identify the exclusion.
name Field used to identify the name of the exclusion. Any combination of alpha-numeric characters or symbols can be used in the name field.
members Field used to identify one or more host addresses to be included in the exclusion.
creation_date Numeric field in UNIX timestamp format.
last_modification_date Numeric field UNIX timestamp format.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Exclusions.

    The Exclusions page appears.

  3. In the upper-right corner, click the Import button.

    Your OS file explorer appears.

  4. Select a .csv exclusion file to import.

    The exclusion appears in the list of exclusions.

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