Find Multiple Accounts for Sources Redux – Excel Hack


So after doing the last post on how to find multiple accounts from a single source via API, I was asked by few people and one my clients to see if there is an easy way to do this.

I thought of my trusted Excel to find an easier way to do so. Here are the steps

  • Generate Identities Report via Admin -> Identities -> Identity List UI and download CSV

  • Open the CSV in Excel and look at Column “Source Accounts” ( Column P when I generated it). You will see some data like this. In this example I have a duplicate ServiceNow account for this user. He also has 1 x Workday, 1 x IDN cube and 1 x Okta account.
  • Then on another column (Column S in my instance) I created a new header called “ServiceNow [source]” and applied the following formula

Where

  • P2 = The column containing the “Source Accounts” value
  • $S$1 = Column Header “ServiceNow [source]”
  • LOWER() = Used to lowercase both strings as SUBSTITUTE is case sensitive

This will give me count of number of times “ServiceNow [source]” repeats in that line of text.

Done.

You can filter and find the rows you are interested in and give you all the users who have multiple accounts for a single source. You can expand this to other sources like I did above and create multiple columns.

 

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