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How do I rename devices and keep all the historical data aligned in Power Monitoring Expert 7.2.x or 8.x?

Issue:
Devices need to be renamed but would like historical data to be aligned with this new device name. Previous versions of the software (ION/SPM) would create new device sources in the database when renaming a device.

Product Line:
Power Monitoring Expert 7.2.x
Power Monitoring Expert 8.x

Cause:
Caused when a meter name needs to be changed.

Resolution:
In the past while renaming a meter, previous versions of software (ION/SPM) would create a new source in the ION_Network database which would in turn sever the existing connection to that same source name in the ION_Data database. This would essentially cause the software to treat the renamed device as a new source and create a new entry in the ION_Data database as well. At this time the software would start logging new data for this device to the newly created source name in the ION_Data database.

As of PME 7.2, a native Rename function has been added to Management Console which addresses the above issue.
To rename a device in PME:
Right-click on the desired device and select "Rename". (Note: The existing method of right-clicking a device and configuring it to change the name is no longer available. This was the method used in previous versions.) 
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