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So it sounds like you want to create a smart group based on a value that is the concatenation of two other property values. If you are trying to create smart groups that match definitions, why not use PHYSICAL_LOCATION?? and NETWORK_LOCATION?? properties. "Starts with" on the first, then "ends with (not sure if this a real operator but you get the idea)" on the other. "Contains" and "equals" and other operators should also do the job depending on your values. You will still get something like this : (physical location)CA-LAN1(network location) in the same group. If that doesnt work, you may want to consider enumerating each possible Physical location and network location value. This will give you lots of values, but will get you what you want.
Alternatively, you can create a custom property class property, but for smart groups - that may be over the top.
I realize I can do that and that was my initial intention, however our SA groups asked if the concatenated properties could be done so I thought I'd look into it.
The answer I am looking for is why is there a button on the right of the default box of the property that lets you fill in other properties as the default if that doesn't seem to work? Or what am I doing that is preventing that from working?
I am sure others can chime in on the why, but I have not seen properties work that way. In order to reference other properties values, a custom property class property is required. Unless things changed in 8.5, that behavior is expected.