For the edit/search, It's a "known" issue, sometimes it opens in search, sometimes in "edit" mode
I don't know if it's solved in 7.6.04 sp2 (I think it was).
To know what to promote to asset (from explorer) you can change the focus to another dataset (for example to BMC.ASSET.SANDBOX).
As to promote to Asset, you can create a reconciliation task, which could identify which records to promote to asset, merge them ito BMC.Asset and possible then delete them from the "other" dataset.
Check how the reconciliation task "BMC Asset Management - Sandbox" is working as an example, this task is fired each day at midnight to promote from BMC.ASSET.SANDBOX to BMC.ASSET, it's used (for example) when you import people using Data Load Console, a record is created in CTM:People (people) and in CMDB as a BMC_Person, in the "Asset Sandbox". The reconcialiation task identifies them, merge them into BMC.ASSET and deletes those records from the sandbox.
But I'll let cmdb gurus talk about that
You can check some ARSLIST threads about behavior you've mentioned.
I've created a couple of threads related, please feel free to visit them:
Thanks Laurent and Alejandro,
I have read your thread at ARSList and I think it is by design too but it´s not useful, I have ARS 7604 SP3, ITSM SP2 and Atrium SP2 and having this behavior. Alternative, how can I create CIs in BMC.Core forms using navigation throug Mid-Tier, I mean without typing the url for the correct form.... I haven´t found any way to access BMC.Core... forms.
Thanks a lot.
You can't access "BMC.CORE:BMC_xxx" from a menu, it's only "internal".
You "must" use the "AST" forms (from asset console).
Why do you want to create CI directly from "BMC.CORE:BMC_xxx" forms? Asset forms (Asset console) aren't good enough? When you create an asset from Asset console (for example a "system -> computer system"), it'll create a record in "BMC_CORE:BMC_ComputerSystem" automatically.