Phones with Users
You can use Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration to add a group of users and their phones on a Cisco Unified Communications Manager 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 Unified Communications Manager Administration main menu.
Adding New Phones with Users
Use the following steps to insert phones with users.
1. To define individual values for each phone/user record that you want to update, create a comma separated values (CSV) data file.
–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 on page A-3.
2. Associate file format with the CSV data file.
–See the "Adding Phones/Users File Format" section on page 26-1.
3. Validate phones with users records
–See the "Validating Phones and Users Records" section on page 27-1.
4. Insert phones with users records.
–See the "Inserting Phones with Users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager" section on page 28-1.
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 To open the BAT spreadsheet, locate and double-click BAT.xlt file. 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 At the bottom of the spreadsheet, click the Phones-Users tab.
Step 4 Follow steps 4 through 14 in Using the BAT Spreadsheet to Create a CSV Data File for Phones, page 3-51.
For descriptions for the user information fields, see Table 15-1Field Descriptions in BAT Spreadsheet for Adding Users, page 15-2.
See the "Related Topics" section.
•Adding New Phones with Users
•Phones With Users Combinations File Format, page A-3
•Adding Phones/Users File Format, page 26-1
•Validating Phones and Users Records, page 27-1
•Inserting Phones with Users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager