Bulk update of objects

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Bulk update of objects

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I have a requirement to update the 100s of /32 address objects which do not have a CIDR.  Does anyone know of a script or other means to do a bulk update of the addresses to append CIDR?

nobody shot jr

Community Team Member

Hi @LCMember37711 ,


I'm not a scripter so I'm sure there are better and faster ways for this ... but this worked for me 😄


Enter cli, change the CLI config-output-format to 'set' and goto configuration mode ... and do "show address":

> set cli config-output-format set
> configure
Entering configuration mode

# show address


>>> This will spit out all your address objects with the set commands. 

Copy/paste this entire output to a file called 'testing' for example.


Then use the following script on this file :

$ sed 's/$/\/32/' testing


This will add /32 to every end of line and will print the output to your screen.


Login into the CLI of your firewall again, change the CLI config-output-format to 'set' and paste the commands, including the /32 into the configuration mode :
> set cli config-output-format set
> configure
# <paste all your set commands here>
# commit


Not pretty and you might have to edit your output file a bit but it should do the trick 🙂


Aside from the above you might want to look into Expedition : https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/Expedition-Migration-Tool/ct-p/migration_tool or have a look at panco: https://github.com/scottdware/panco


Hope it helps,


LIVEcommunity team member, CISSP
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