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Import an Exclusion

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

Tip: Tenable recommends using a robust text editor, such as TextMate (Mac), VIM (Windows, Mac, and Linux), NotePad++ (Windows).

Before You Begin

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

Field Name Required Field Description
id No Numeric field used to identify the exclusion.
name Yes 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 Yes Field used to identify host address(es) to be included in the exclusion.
creation_date No Numeric field in UNIX timestamp format.
last_modification_date No Numeric field UNIX timestamp format.


  1. On the top navigation bar, click the Scans button.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. On the left pane, click Exclusions.

    The Exclusions page appears.

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

    Your OS file explorer appears, where you can select a .csv exclusion file to import.

  4. Select a file.

    The exclusion appears in the list of exclusions.

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