Configuration and Maintenance Guide for MeetingPlace 7.1
Importing Data
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Importing Data into Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Table Of Contents

Importing Data into Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Requirements for Importing Data

How To Import Data

Setting Up an Import File

Adding or Editing User Groups by Import

Deleting User Groups by Import

Adding or Editing User Profiles by Import

Deleting User Profiles by Import

Adding or Editing Video Terminal Profiles by Import

Deleting Video Terminal Profiles by Import

Importing Remote Servers

Importing Meeting Categories

Scheduling Meetings by Import

Canceling Meetings by Import

Importing the System Configuration

Examples of Import Files


Importing Data into Cisco Unified MeetingPlace


Release 7.1
Revised: April 12, 2013 12:27 am

Requirements for Importing Data

How To Import Data

Examples of Import Files

Requirements for Importing Data


Note Importing meetings has significant impact on system performance. We recommend that you avoid this action during peak hours since it can introduce audio issues. Always perform an import meetings activity during off hours or maintenance windows when there is no other activity on the server.


The following requirements apply to user groups, user profiles, video terminal profiles, and meetings:

Import files must use the comma-separated value (CSV) format.

The first or second line of the import file contains header fields that specify the order in which data appears in all subsequent lines. The header fields may be in any order.

If the second line contains the header fields, then the first line of the import file contains the product version information, which must exactly match the first line of an equivalent export file from the same Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

All subsequent lines of the import file contain the actual data. The data must appear in the order specified in the first line of the import file.

Each import file must contain the required headers specified in Table 1. For all optional header fields that are not included in the import file, the system uses the default value for the import data.

Table 1 Required Headers in Import Files

Type of Import File
Purpose
Required Header Fields

User groups

Adding or deleting

grpnum

Name

User profiles

Adding

EncryptedProfilePWD or prfpwd (for locally authenticated users), or ProfilePWD (for externally authenticated users)

EncryptedUserPWD or upwd

prfnum

uid

Deleting

prfnum

uid

Video terminal profiles

Adding

Release 7.0.2 and later releases:

videoTermName

videoTermId

videoEndPtAddStr

Release 7.0.1:

uid

videoTermName

videoTermId

videoEndPtAddStr

Deleting

Release 7.0.2 and later releases:

videoTermName

Release 7.0.1:

uid

prfnum

Meetings

Scheduling or canceling

DialableConfID

ReqLengthOfConf

StartDateTimeOfConf


If you are importing data that was previously exported, then the field values must retain any leading zeros (0) that were in the original export file.

If you lose the leading zeros, then you will see import errors. For example, if you try to import user profiles whose group numbers are missing leading zeros, then import errors will indicate that the user group cannot be found.

Note that some spreadsheet applications, such as Microsoft Excel, automatically delete leading zeros (0) from cells that the application formats as numbers. See the documentation for your spreadsheet application to make sure that all fields are treated as text instead of numbers.

All values in the import file must be valid. Otherwise, the import file may introduce incorrect relationships in the database and cause erratic system behavior. For descriptions of available import fields, see the following sections of the Raw Data Export and Import Specifications for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module:

Import and Export Data Specifications for User Groups

Import and Export Data Specifications for User Profiles

Import and Export Data Specifications for Video Terminal Profiles

Import and Export Data Specifications for Meetings

The following notes apply to the import file:

Any spaces placed at the beginning or end of a value are deleted during the import process unless the value and the leading or ending spaces are enclosed in double quotation marks (" "). Spaces within a value, for example in Tech Support for a billing code, are imported without being deleted.

Any commas used in a value must be enclosed in double quotation marks, such as using "Smith, John" for a user ID.

All text is case insensitive.

Related Topics

How To Import Data

Examples of Import Files

How To Import Data


Note Importing meetings has significant impact on system performance. We recommend that you avoid this action during peak hours since it can introduce audio issues. Always perform an import meetings activity during off hours or maintenance windows when there is no other activity on the server.


Setting Up an Import File

Adding or Editing User Groups by Import

Deleting User Groups by Import

Adding or Editing User Profiles by Import

Deleting User Profiles by Import

Adding or Editing Video Terminal Profiles by Import

Deleting Video Terminal Profiles by Import

Importing Remote Servers

Importing Meeting Categories

Scheduling Meetings by Import

Canceling Meetings by Import

Importing the System Configuration

Setting Up an Import File

Before You Begin

Read the "Requirements for Importing Data" section.

Create an import file template by exporting a similar file that includes field header names. See one of the following sections in the Running Reports and Exporting Data from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module:

Exporting User Groups

Exporting User Profiles

Exporting Video Terminal Profiles

Exporting Meetings

Care should be taken when opening a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace export file using Microsoft Excel, which by default removes any leading zeros(0) in the data and results in import errors. For example, to preserve leading zeros (0) in the data using Microsoft Excel 2007:

a. Select Data > From Text.

b. Open the .CSV export file. This launches the File Import Wizard.

c. During Step 3 of the File Import Wizard, you can select the Data Format for each column. By default, Microsoft Excel uses Generalformatting, which removes all leading zeros (0). Make sure you do the following:

Select the column for numbers

Under Column data format, select the Text radio button.

Repeat this procedure for any other columns. When finished make sure to verify data.

Procedure


Step 1 Use a spreadsheet application, such as Excel, to open a previously exported file.

Step 2 In the spreadsheet application, the required headings are listed in the second row, and the data is listed in all subsequent rows. Perform one of the following actions:

If you are modifying existing entries, then delete the rows that you do not want to modify. Do not delete the first two rows.

If you are adding entirely new entries, then delete all rows except the first two rows.

Step 3 Enter or modify the information in the appropriate fields.


Caution Make sure that all values in the import file are valid. Invalid entries in the import file may introduce incorrect relationships in the database and cause erratic system behavior.

If you are unsure about what to enter in any field, then we recommend that you delete that entire column (unless it is a required field). For descriptions of each field, see the following sections of the Raw Data Export and Import Specifications for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module:

Import and Export Data Specifications for User Groups

Import and Export Data Specifications for User Profiles

Import and Export Data Specifications for Video Terminal Profiles

Import and Export Data Specifications for Meetings

Step 4 Save and close the file.


Related Topics

Examples of Import Files

Adding or Editing User Groups by Import

Before You Begin

If you instead want to add user groups one at a time, then see the "Adding or Editing a User Group Manually" section.

Read the "Requirements for Importing Data" section.

Create the import file. See the "Setting Up an Import File" section.

Unspecified fields for new user groups in the import file use default values from the preconfigured System group.

Restriction

If the import file contains the tzcode header field, then all user groups in the import file must have a valid entry for the field. For any invalid or blank tzcode values, the associated user group is not imported, and an error is logged.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Import Data > Import User Groups.

Step 3 Enter values in the fields.

Step 4 Select Execute.

Step 5 Select OK to confirm your request to import records.

Step 6 The system displays the import status and provides a link to the import log:

Select the link to view the import log, which you may print.

Select OK to close the page.

After you select OK, the import log can no longer be viewed or retrieved.


Related Topics

Examples of Import Files

Import User Groups Page

System User Group in the Configuring User Profiles and User Groups for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Replication Service in the Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server for Optimal Data Storage module

What To Do Next

Proceed to "Updating All Groups" in the Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server for Optimal Data Storage module if you want the new or modified user group settings to take effect immediately. Otherwise, any changes or additions you make will take effect after the next Replication Service update, which occurs nightly.

Deleting User Groups by Import


Note If you want to delete user groups one at a time, see the "Deleting a User Group" section.


Before You Begin

Create the import file. See the "Setting Up an Import File" section.

Make sure that the import file contains only the user groups that you want to delete.

Restrictions

You cannot delete the group called system.

Deleting user groups is an irreversible operation. Before you delete user groups, consider creating a backup copy so that you can later retrieve the deleted user groups if necessary. Use one of the following options:

Backing Up, Archiving, and Restoring Data on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server module

Exporting User Groups in the Configuring User Profiles and User Groups for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Import Data > Import User Groups.

Step 3 Enter values in the fields.

In the Action to perform field, select "Delete groups from system."

Ignore the Overwrite duplicate information field. Its value does not affect the process.

Step 4 Select Execute.

Step 5 Select OK to confirm your request to import records.

Step 6 The system displays the import status and provides a link to the import log:

Select the link to view the import log, which you may print.

Select OK to close the page.

After you select OK, the import log can no longer be viewed or retrieved.


Related Topics

Examples of Import Files

Import User Groups Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Adding or Editing User Profiles by Import

You can import user profiles by using a spreadsheet in CSV text file format. This option can be useful for:

Making minor changes to a large number of user profiles, such as globally changing the domain name in all e-mail addresses.

Company mergers or initial setup of user profiles when Directory Service is not an option.

Before You Begin

If you instead want to add user profiles one at a time, see the "Adding User Profiles Manually" section.

Read the "Requirements for Importing Data" section.

Create the import file. See the "Setting Up an Import File" section.

Unspecified fields for new user profiles in the import file use default values from the preconfigured guest profile.

Restrictions

You cannot use the import process to modify the User ID (uid) or the Profile number (prfnum) of existing user profiles in the database.

If the import file contains the tzcode header field, all user profiles in the import file must have a valid entry for the field. For any invalid or blank tzcode values, the associated user profile is not imported, and an error is logged.

If the import file contains the grpnme, grpnum, or both header fields, all user profiles in the import file must have a valid entry for each included field. Specifically:

Import user groups before you import user profiles.

If any grpnme and grpnum fields are left blank in the import file, the associated user profiles are not imported, and an error is logged.

If any user groups that are specified in the grpnme and grpnum fields do not already exist in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace database, the associated user profiles are not imported, and an error is logged.

If the import file does not contain the grpnme or grpnum header fields, the imported user profiles are automatically assigned to the preconfigured System User Group.

You can import a maximum of 250,000 user profiles.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Import Data > Import User Profiles.

Step 3 Enter values in the fields.

Step 4 Select Execute.

Step 5 Select OK to confirm your request to import records.

Step 6 The system displays the import status and provides a link to the import log:

Select the link to view the import log, which you may print.

Select OK to close the page.

After you select OK, the import log can no longer be viewed or retrieved.


Related Topics

Examples of Import Files

Field Reference: Import User Groups Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Guest Profile Fields That Apply to New User Profiles in the Configuring User Profiles and User Groups for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Methods for Adding User Profiles in the Configuring User Profiles and User Groups for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Replication Service in the Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server for Optimal Data Storage module

What To Do Next

Proceed to "Updating All User Profiles" in the Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server for Optimal Data Storage module if any of the following apply to you:

You want new user profiles to be available immediately for meeting invitations.

You want modified user profile settings to take effect immediately.

Otherwise, any changes or additions you make will take effect after the next Replication Service update, which occurs nightly.

Deleting User Profiles by Import

Before You Begin

If you instead want to delete user profiles one at a time, see the "Deleting a User Profile" section.

See the "Requirements for Importing Data" section.

Create the import file. See the "Setting Up an Import File" section.

Make sure that the import file contains only the user profiles that you want to delete.

Deleting user profiles is an irreversible operation. Before you delete user profiles, consider creating a backup copy so that you can later retrieve the deleted user profiles if necessary. Use one of the following options:

Backing Up, Archiving, and Restoring Data on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server module

Exporting User Profiles in the Configuring User Profiles and User Groups for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Restrictions

(Cisco WebEx integration only) Deleting user profiles on Cisco Unified MeetingPlace does not disable access to Cisco WebEx. You must also deactivate those users through the Cisco WebEx Site Administration.

You cannot delete the preconfigured admin, guest, or recorder user profiles, nor can you delete the user profile with which you are currently logged in.

If the import file contains the grpnme or grpnum header fields, all user profiles in the import file must have a valid entry for the field. For any invalid or blank values, the associated user profile is not deleted by import.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Import Data > Import User Profiles.

Step 3 Enter values in the fields.

In the Action to perform field, select Delete users from system.

Step 4 Select Execute.

Step 5 Select OK to confirm your request to import records.

Step 6 The system displays the import status and provides a link to the import log:

Select the link to view the import log, which you may print.

Select OK to close the page.

After you select OK, the import log can no longer be viewed or retrieved.


Related Topics

Examples of Import Files

Field Reference: Import User Profiles Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Deactivating Cisco WebEx User Profiles in the Integrating Cisco Unified MeetingPlace with Cisco WebEx module

Adding or Editing Video Terminal Profiles by Import

You can import video terminal profiles by using a spreadsheet in CSV text file format.

Before You Begin

If you instead want to add VTPs one at a time, see "Adding or Editing a Video Terminal Profile" in the Configuring Endpoints for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module.

Read the "Requirements for Importing Data" section.

Create the import file. See the "Setting Up an Import File" section.

Restrictions

You cannot use the import process to modify the user ID (uid), profile number (prfnum), or video terminal ID (videoTermId) of existing VTPs in the database.

If the import file contains the tzcode header field, all VTPs in the import file must have a valid entry for the field. For any invalid or blank tzcode values, the associated VTP is not imported, and an error is logged.

If the import file contains the grpnme, grpnum, or both header fields, all VTPs in the import file must have a valid entry for each included field. Specifically:

Import user groups before you import VTPs.

If any grpnme and grpnum fields are left blank in the import file, the associated VTPs are not imported, and an error is logged.

If any user groups that are specified in the grpnme and grpnum fields do not already exist in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace database, the associated VTPs are not imported, and an error is logged.

If the import file does not contain the grpnme or grpnum header fields, the imported VTPs are automatically assigned to the preconfigured System User Group.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Import Data > Import Video Terminal Profiles.

Step 3 Enter values in the fields.

Step 4 Select Execute.

Step 5 Select OK to confirm your request to import records.

Step 6 The system displays the import status and provides a link to the import log:

Select the link to view the import log, which you may print.

Select OK to close the page.

After you select OK, the import log can no longer be viewed or retrieved.


Related Topics

Examples of Import Files

Field Reference: Import Video Terminal Profiles Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Replication Service in the Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server for Optimal Data Storage module

What To Do Next

Proceed to "Updating All Video Terminals" in the Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server for Optimal Data Storage module if any of the following apply to you:

You want new VTPs to be available immediately for meeting invitations.

You want any modified VTP settings to take effect immediately.

Otherwise, any changes or additions you make will take effect after the next Replication Service update, which occurs nightly.

Deleting Video Terminal Profiles by Import

Before You Begin

If you instead want to delete VTPs one at a time, see "Adding or Editing a Video Terminal Profile" in the Configuring Endpoints for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module.

See the "Requirements for Importing Data" section.

Create the import file. See the "Setting Up an Import File" section.

Make sure that the import file contains only the VTPs that you want to delete.

Deleting VTPs is an irreversible operation. Before you proceed, consider creating a backup copy so that you can later retrieve the deleted VTPs if necessary. Use one of the following options:

Backing Up, Archiving, and Restoring Data on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server module

Exporting Video Terminal Profiles in the Running Reports and Exporting Data from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Restriction

If the import file contains the grpnme, grpnum, or both header fields, all VTPs in the import file must have a valid entry for the field. For any invalid or blank values, the associated VTP is not deleted by import.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Import Data > Import Video Terminal Profiles.

Step 3 Enter values in the fields.

In the Action to perform field, select Delete video terminal profiles from system.

Step 4 Select Execute.

Step 5 Select OK to confirm your request to import records.

Step 6 The system displays the import status and provides a link to the import log:

Select the link to view the import log, which you may print.

Select OK to close the page.

After you select OK, the import log can no longer be viewed or retrieved.


Related Topics

Examples of Import Files

Field Reference: Import Video Terminal Profiles Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Importing Remote Servers

Before You Begin

Find the previously exported remote servers file.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Import Data > Import Remote Servers.

Step 3 Enter the filename or select Browse to find the system configuration file.

Step 4 Choose whether to overwrite duplicate information.

Step 5 Select Execute.


Related Topics

Exporting Remote Servers in the Running Reports and Exporting Data from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Importing Meeting Categories

Before You Begin

Find the previously exported meeting categories file.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Import Data > Import Meeting Categories.

Step 3 Enter the filename or select Browse to find the system configuration file.

Step 4 Choose whether to overwrite duplicate information.

Step 5 Select Execute.


Related Topics

Exporting Meeting Categories in the Running Reports and Exporting Data from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Configuring Meeting Categories in the Configuring Meetings for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Scheduling Meetings by Import

Use this procedure to schedule meetings by import. Although you can schedule meetings individually from the end-user web interface, you can schedule multiple meetings at one time by following this procedure.


Note Importing meetings has significant impact on system performance. We recommend that you avoid this action during peak hours since it can introduce audio issues. Always perform an import meetings activity during off hours or maintenance windows when there is no other activity on the server.



Note You should wait at least 15 minutes between each import of meetings. If you see the message, "Another import of meetings is in progress, please try again later" wait 15 minutes and try to import the meeting again.


Before You Begin

Create the import file. See the "Setting Up an Import File" section

Restrictions

An imported meeting cannot be scheduled if any of the following conditions are true:

The SchedulerUid field in the import file is blank, and a substitute username is not configured in the Scheduler user ID field on the Import Meetings page.

There are not enough voice or web ports available for the imported meeting.

If the username in the SchedulerUid field does not correspond to an existing user profile, the import process replaces the SchedulerUid entry with the value entered in the Scheduler user ID field on the Import Meetings page.

Continuous and recurring meetings are scheduled starting from the current time; meeting information from the past is not imported.

When recurring meetings are imported to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, each occurrence in the import file is scheduled as an individual meeting with no recurrence pattern.

You can import a maximum of 400,000 meetings.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Import Data > Import Meetings.

Step 3 Enter values in the fields.

Step 4 Select Execute.

Step 5 Select OK to confirm your request to import the meeting records.

Step 6 The system displays the import status and provides a link to the meeting import log:

Select the link to view the import log, which you may print.

Select OK to close the page.

After you select OK, the meeting import log can no longer be viewed or retrieved.


Related Topics

Examples of Import Files

Field Reference: Import Meetings Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Canceling Meetings by Import

Use this procedure to use the import process to cancel meetings in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace database. Although you can cancel meetings individually from the end-user web interface, you can cancel multiple meetings at one time by following this procedure.

Before You Begin

Create the import file. See the "Setting Up an Import File" section

Restrictions

Only future instances of recurring meetings are cancelled; meeting information from the past is not imported.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Import Data > Import Meetings.

Step 3 Enter values in the fields.

In the Action to perform field, select Cancel meetings.

Step 4 Select Execute.

Step 5 The system displays the import status and provides a link to the meeting import log:

Select the link to view the import log, which you may print.

Select OK to close the page.

After you select OK, the meeting import log can no longer be viewed or retrieved.


Related Topics

Examples of Import Files

Field Reference: Import Meetings Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Importing the System Configuration

Before You Begin

Find the previously exported system configuration file.

The system ignores any system configuration settings that are missing from the import file. The system displays warning messages for conditions such as missing parameters, invalid parameter values, and inconsistencies.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Maintenance > Import Data > Import System Configuration.

Step 3 Enter the filename or select Browse to find the system configuration file.

Step 4 Select Execute.


Related Topics

Exporting the System Configuration in the Running Reports and Exporting Data from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Examples of Import Files

Data Type
Basic Import File Content

User groups

grpnum,Name,ContactID,CanOutdial

1,group1,username3,Yes

2,group2,username3,No

User profiles

uid,upwd,prfnum,prfpwd,fnm,lnm,phnum,ctctuid,grpnme

username1,password1,206,12345,terry,smith,5550191,username3,system

username2,password2,207,23456,robin,smith,5550192,username3,system

Video terminal profiles

(Release 7.0.2)

videoTermName,videoTermId,videoEndPtAddStr

Sample1 Room (System calls at mtg start),1226050345261,5550111

Sample2 Room (System calls at mtg start),1226050345262,5550112

Video terminal profiles

(Release 7.0.1)

uid,videoTermName,videoTermId,videoEndPtAddStr

1226050345261,Sample1 Room (System calls at mtg start),1226050345261,5550111

1226050345262,Sample2 Room (System calls at mtg start),1226050345262,5550112

Meetings

StartDateTimeOfConf,DialableConfID,ReqLengthOfConf,allowguestoutdial

04/05/2006 14:00,12321,120,No

04/05/2006 16:00,23432,60,No


To force a user to change the user ID password and the profile password the first time that the user signs in to the system, modify these two fields:

wfpasswordlastchanged

vupasswordlastchanged

Set them to "1/1/1970 0:00" in the spreadsheet before importing them. Be sure to keep the full timestamp as well as the date format.

Related Topics

Requirements for Importing Data

Raw Data Export and Import Specifications for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module