Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Release 7.0(1)
Time Period Configuration
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Time Period Configuration

Table Of Contents

Time Period Configuration

Finding a Time Period

Configuring a Time Period

Time Period Configuration Settings

Deleting a Time Period

Related Topics


Time Period Configuration


A time period comprises a time range that is defined by a start time and end time. Time periods also specify a repetition interval either as days of the week or a specified date on the yearly calendar. Administrators define time periods and then associate the time periods with time schedules. A particular time period can be associated with multiple time schedules.

Administrators then associate time schedules with partitions to set up time-of-day call routing. For more detailed information on time periods and time schedules, refer to "Time-of-Day Routing" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Use the following topics to add, update, copy, or delete a time period:

Finding a Time Period

Configuring a Time Period

Deleting a Time Period

Related Topics

Finding a Time Period

Because you might have several time periods in your network, Cisco Unified Communications Manager lets you locate specific time periods by using specific criteria as the basis. Use the following procedure to locate time periods.


Note During your work in a browser session, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration retains your time period search preferences. If you navigate to other menu items and return to this menu item, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration retains your time period search preferences until you modify your search or close the browser.


Procedure


Step 1 Choose Call Routing > Class of Control > Time Period.

The Find and List Time Periods window displays.

Step 2 To find all records in the database, ensure the dialog box is empty; go to Step 3.

To filter or search records:

From the drop-down list box, select a search parameter.

Specify the appropriate search text, if applicable.


Note To add additional search criteria click the + button. When you add criteria, the system searches for a record that matches all criteria that you specify. To remove criteria, click the - button to remove the last added criteria or click the Clear Filter button to remove all added search criteria.


Step 3 Click Find.

All or matching records display. You can change the number of items that display on each page by choosing a different value from the Rows per Page drop-down list box.


Note You can delete multiple records from the database by checking the check boxes next to the appropriate record and clicking Delete Selected. You can delete all configurable records for this selection by clicking Select All and then clicking Delete Selected.


Step 4 From the list of records that display, click the link for the record you want to view.


Note To reverse the sort order, click the up or down arrow, if available, in the list header.


The window displays the item that you choose.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Configuring a Time Period

The following procedure describes how to configure a time period.

Procedure


Step 1 In the menu bar, choose Call Routing > Class of Control > Time Period.

The Find and List Time Periods window displays.

Step 2 Perform one of the following tasks:

To copy an existing time period, locate the appropriate time period as described in "Finding a Time Period" section. Click the Copy icon next to the time period that you want to copy. The window displays the copy of the time period. Change the value in the Name field, and continue with Step 3.

To add a new time period, click the Add New button, and continue with Step 3.

To update an existing time period, locate the appropriate time period as described in "Finding a Time Period" section, and continue with Step 3.

Step 3 Enter the appropriate settings as described in Table 47-1.

Step 4 Click Save.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Time Period Configuration Settings

Table 47-1 describes the time period configuration settings.

Table 47-1 Time Period Configuration Settings 

Field
Description
Time Period Information

Name

Enter a name in the Time Period Name field. The name can comprise up to 50 alphanumeric characters and can contain any combination of spaces, periods (.), hyphens (-), and underscore characters (_). Ensure each time period name is unique to the plan.

Note Use concise and descriptive names for your time periods. The hours_or_days format usually provides a sufficient level of detail and is short enough to enable you to quickly and easily identify a time period. For example, office_M_to_F identifies a time period for the business hours of an office from Monday to Friday.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager provides the All the time time period. This special, system time period includes all hours, is published to end users, and cannot be deleted; this time period can be copied.

Description

Enter a description for this time period.

Time Of Day Start

From the drop-down list box, choose the time when this time period starts. The available listed start times comprise 15-minute intervals throughout a 24-hour day.

The default value is No Office Hours.

Note To start a time period at midnight, choose the 00:00 value.

Time of Day End

From the drop-down list box, choose the time when this time period ends. The available listed end times comprise 15-minute intervals throughout a 24-hour day.

The default value is No Office Hours.

Note You must choose an End Time that is later than the Start Time that you chose.

Note To end a time period at midnight, choose the 24:00 value.

Repeat Every

Click on one of the radio buttons:

Week from—If you click on the Week from radio button, use the drop-down list boxes next to from and through to choose the days of the week during which this time period applies.

Examples: Choose a from value of Mon(day) and a through value of Fri(day) to define a time period that applies from Monday through Friday.

Choose a from value of Sat(urday) and a through value of Sat(urday) to define a time period that applies only on Saturdays.

Year on—If you click on the Year on radio button, use the drop-down list boxes next to Year on and until to choose the month-and-day combinations of the year during which this time period applies.

Example: Choose a Year on value of Jan and 15 and an until value of Mar and 15 to choose the days from January 15 to March 15 during which this time period applies.

Choose a Year on value of Jan and 1 and an until value of Jan and 1 to specify January 1st as the only day during which this time period applies.

Clear Repeat

Click this button to clear the previously chosen Repeat Every values from the time period that you are modifying.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Deleting a Time Period

The following procedure describes how to delete a time period.

Before You Begin

You cannot delete time periods that time schedules are using. To find out which time schedules or other items are using the time period, choose Dependency Records from the Related Links drop-down list box that is on the Time Period Configuration window. If the dependency records are not enabled for the system, the dependency records summary window displays a message. For more information about dependency records, see the "Accessing Dependency Records" section on page A-2. If you try to delete a time period that is in use, Cisco Unified Communications Manager displays an error message. Before deleting a time period that is currently in use, you must perform either or both of the following tasks:

Assign a different time period to any time schedules that are using the time period that you want to delete. See the "Configuring a Time Schedule" section on page 48-2.

Delete the time schedules that are using the time period that you want to delete. See the "Deleting a Time Schedule" section on page 48-4.

Procedure


Step 1 In the menu bar, choose Call Routing > Class of Control > Time Period.

Step 2 Locate the time period that you want to delete. See the "Finding a Time Period" section.

Step 3 Check the check box of the time period that you want to delete and click Delete Selected.

A message displays that states that you cannot undo this action.

Step 4 Click OK to delete the time period or click Cancel to cancel the deletion.


Caution Before initiating this action, check carefully to ensure that you are deleting the correct time period. You cannot retrieve deleted time periods. If a time period is accidentally deleted, you must rebuild it.


Tip You can also delete a time period by locating and displaying the time period that you want to delete and clicking Delete.



Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Related Topics

Finding a Time Period

Configuring a Time Period

Deleting a Time Period

Related Topics

Time-of-Day Routing, Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide