Can Classifier Tags have a wildcard

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I want to assign a VLAN per device starting with a specific name. Only the beginning of the device name is the same and the rest is unique per device.
For example, I have 2 AP's name NYCBK and NYCBX. Can I have a classifier NYC* that I would use to assign the same VLAN to device starting with NYC?
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Posted 4 years ago

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Praveen Raghuraman

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Hi Jerry,

Currently we don't support wildcards for tags. But this is something we could consider for the future as an enhancement.

Could you give me a sense of how many devices and device groups you expect to tag using the wild cards.

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An option between literal match, wildcard or regular expression semantics would be even better! :)
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I have yet to try it but when using a wildcard and clicking on "Matching Devices" it does work.
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Ivar Bauge

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I stumbled over this post because I wanted to do a similar configuration.
I have tried to configure this, and it actually looks like this is working now.
Here is the configuration I made in the VLAN object:

This is the resulting configuration when I uploaded this config to an AP with device name HC-AP121-1:

And here is the same config when uploaded to a device with a non-matching host name:

It would be great if someone from Aerohive could comment on this and confirm if this is now officially supported. Or if this only works by coincidence.

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It appears wild card works in CLI but not HM...