Selecting a node

There are two ways of selecting nodes in the Network tree.

Simple selection

It’s used for performing on one or multiple nodes such operations as deleting and moving between groups.

It’s done in the same manner as in Windows Explorer: using your mouse’s Rectangle selection or keyboard keys Shift and Ctrl and arrow keys.

The selected nodes are highlighted with the blue background:

TNI Simple Selection

This type of selection doesn’t affect other workspace areas in any way.

Selection for processing

This selection type is used for selecting nodes to work within the Scanner modeCommon reportsTable reportsSoftware accounting, Change log, and Edit modes.

The Network tree has two selection modes: Single selection and Multiple selection. Press the Multiple selection button  located to the right of the root node to switch between modes.

Single selection

Active when the Multiple selection box is unchecked.

Only one network node or one group can be selected. To select it, simply click the node. The selected node is highlighted with the blue rectangle:

While staying in the single selection mode, you can quickly select the next or previous node in the tree: Alt + arrow up/down.

Multiple selection

Active when the Multiple selection box is checked.

Each node will receive a checkbox, and the nodes are selected when their checkboxes are ticked:

You can check or uncheck the box either with the mouse or by selecting the nodes using a Single selection and pressing the space bar.

Nodes selected using Simple selection can be selected for processing by using the Choose option from the context menu.


Selecting a group in the Single selection mode is the same as selecting all assets in this group and its subgroups in the Multiple selection mode. A report will be built for all assets in the single selected group and editing will affect all assets in it, so you don’t need to enable the Multiple selection mode to build reports for whole groups. The only exception is the Group summary mode which displays information about the group itself and is not available in the Multiple selection mode.