This chapter provides information to use
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration (BAT) to add a group of
users to the
Cisco Unified Communications Manager database.
This feature supports only custom files that are saved with the UTF-8
Insert Users in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Database
You can add a group of users to the
Cisco Unified Communications Manager database using a CSV data file. The field
values that you enter in the CSV file for inserting users will override the
values provided in the user template.
If the credential policy has
"check for trivial password" enabled, and the password in the
user template is the user ID, inserting users through BAT may fail if the user
ID does not satisfy the necessary criteria for the trivial password.
Users can be inserted using BAT with primary extension configured without any devices selected for controlled devices. To do so, you must pre-populate the DN in Cisco Unified Communications Manager prior to inserting the users using BAT. The following steps outline the process of pre-populating the DN:
Before You Begin
Create range of DN's to be associated for primary extension for users in the DN page.
Create a BAT template with primary extension configured (which should be the same DN's pre-populated).
Insert the users using BAT (as shown in the following procedure)
You must have a CSV data file that is saved in the UTF-8
encoding format and that contains the user names, controlled device names, and
directory numbers. You can create the CSV data file by using one of these
- BAT spreadsheet that is
converted to CSV format
- Export utility that
produces an export file of user data
When you are inserting users by using an exported BAT file, you
might get errors stating
"User ID already exists" for some users that were exported in
more than one file. For example, a list of first line managers and a list of
users might both include the same manager user ID.
The Insert Users Configuration window displays.
||In the File Name
field, choose the CSV data file that you created for this
||If the CSV data file was created by using the export utility,
File created with Export Users check box.
User Template Name drop-down list box, choose
the user template you want to use for this insert.
The User Profile, Controlled Device Name, and Directory
Number should already exist in the
Cisco Unified Communications Manager database. The controlled device name should be
entered in full. If it contains only MAC Address, then BAT will display a
non-existing device error.
Job Information area, enter the Job
||Choose an insert method. Do one of the following:
Run Immediately to insert the user records
Run Later to insert the user records at a
||To create a job for inserting the user records, click
To schedule and/or activate this job, use the
Job Scheduler option in the
Bulk Administration main menu.
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