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I will explain the request here as best I can in a written format but a visual would be simple. By example of FortiGate: We had a requirement to monitor the WAPs (the FortiGate can act as a Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) ) for reporting and performance. Depending upon the size of the firewall 1 through N WAPs can be authorized, configured, and monitored. These devices are visible through SNMP queries against the firewall and offer a rich set of information (CPU, memory, version, SN, model, client associations). Now to the feature - when we added the capabilities it became time consuming to first identify the OID and then repeatedly poll to pin down the elements. So, how about a "button" in the UI next to the OID to walk or poll and display the results? Additionally, how about offering the results and on that page an option to add them in this datasource? Look at the Forti AP definition for what we did and try to visualize the simplicity of having the UI trigger a poll on a device (through the associated collector) to make this a breeze.