Groups are the basic organizational units of your overall fleet, and you can arrange them in a manner that is logical to your company's structure, including a hierarchy of main groups (parent groups) and subgroups (child groups). Groups contain all your assets (and you assign each asset to a group when it is created); for example, you might have a group named Snowplows with child groups such as North, South, East, and West to which all your vehicles that are equipped to plow snow belong (with the vehicles assigned to the subgroup that describes which side of the city they work in).

Group assignments for users determine their access to your fleet data; users can view only assets within their group and its children.

To view your groups, follow these steps:

  1. In the sidebar menu on the left, click .
  2. Click Groups on the flyout menu that appears.
    The Admin - Groups screen will appear.
    By default, your groups are listed by name in ascending order (from A to Z for words, or lowest to highest for numbers).
  3. If you want to see all the way down the hierarchy of subgroups of the group you have selected in the Group Chooser, make sure that View Subgroups is selected at the bottom of the screen. (If this is not selected, just its immediate child groups will be displayed.)
  4. You can scroll down the grid to see all the groups you have available.
  5. To find a particular group, you can sort or filter the Group Name column, as shown in Sorting and Filtering Column Data.
  6. You can export the grid data to a CSV (comma-separated value) file by clicking  at the top right.
  7. You can add or remove columns by clicking at the top right of the grid and following the steps in Customizing Displayed Columns.
  8. If you don't have CalAmp save grid modifications you make automatically for all the application's screens (if the Automatically Save Grid Settings toggle in the Preferences area of My Profile is deselected — see Viewing Your Profile and Setting Your Preferences), you can save any layout changes you've made to the Admin - Groups screen by clicking . (If you haven't made any layout updates you can save, will be above the grid instead.) See Saving Grid Changes for an Individual Screen for more details.
    Here is an explanation of the column headers:
    • Parent: In your organization's hierarchy, the name of the fleet group the group belongs to (its immediate predecessor on the family tree, if you will).
    • Group Name: The identifier of the fleet group.
    • Subgroup: The names of all the group's child groups, but not their subgroups. (In other words, this lists the immediate children of the group in the Group Name column but not its grandchildren or any groups even further down the tree.)
    • Default Language: The language that is used for all text related to the group, such as notifications and welcome emails. If this has a value of "Browser Default," each user's language will be determined by what their browser is set to.
    • Status: The group's current state in the database, such as Enabled.
      Note: The Status values of Disabled and Suspended were designed for CalAmp customers with customers of their own, the idea being that you could temporarily suspend the data if one of your customers is delinquent on their payments. If you set a group's status to Suspended, the CalAmp application will still collect its information and post it to the database, but it won't be shown in the user interface. If you set the status to Disabled, the group's data will be gathered, but CalAmp won't be doing anything with it.
  9. Just below the grid are icons that enable you to navigate through the pages of data, if needed. See Paging Options for an explanation of these.