Cisco Unified CallManager Bulk Administration Guide 5.0(1)
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Phones with Users

Table Of Contents

Phones with Users

Adding New Phones with Users

Using the BAT Spreadsheet to Add Phones with Users

Related Topics

Phones with Users

You can use Cisco CallManager Bulk Administration to add a group of users and their phones on a Cisco CallManager server in one bulk transaction. You have two options for creating a CSV data file for the phones:

Use the BAT spreadsheet (BAT.xlt) and export the data to the CSV format.

Use a text editor to create a text file in CSV format (for experienced users).

You can access the Insert Phones with Users option by choosing Bulk Administration > Phones and Users from the Cisco CallManager Administration main menu.

Adding New Phones with Users

Use the following steps to insert phones with users.

1. Create a comma separated values (CSV) data file to define individual values for each phone/user record that you want to update.

See the "Using the BAT Spreadsheet to Add Phones with Users" section.

For a text-based CSV file, see the "Phones With Users Combinations File Format" section.

2. Associate file format with the CSV data file.

See the "Adding Phones/Users File Format" section on page 23-1.

3. Validate Phones with users records

See the "Validating Phones and Users Records" section on page 24-1.

4. Insert Phones with users records.

See the "Inserting Phones with Users to Cisco CallManager" section on page 25-1.

Using the BAT Spreadsheet to Add Phones with Users

To create the CSV data file for adding phones and users in bulk, use the following procedure.

For information about installing and using the BAT spreadsheet, see "Using the BAT Spreadsheet for Gathering Data" section on page 1-8.


Step 1 Locate and double-click BAT.xlt file to open the BAT spreadsheet. For more information on downloading BAT.xlt file, see Chapter 2, "Uploading and Downloading Files."

Step 2 When prompted, click Enable Macros to use the spreadsheet capabilities.

Step 3 Click the Phones-Users tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet.

Step 4 Follow steps 4 through 14 in the Using the BAT Spreadsheet to Create a CSV Data File for Phones, page 3-28.

For descriptions for the user information fields, see Table 14-1Field Descriptions in BAT Spreadsheet for Adding Users, page 14-2.

Additional Topics

See the "Related Topics" section.

Related Topics

Adding New Phones with Users

Phones With Users Combinations File Format

Adding Phones/Users File Format, page 23-1

Validating Phones and Users Records, page 24-1

Inserting Phones with Users to Cisco CallManager