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The Data Sync button in the Reports ribbon group allows users to create, modify or view Data Sync projects for the switch. A data sync project allows the user to maintain a current Cairs.net database by downloading data from the switch and verifying that that data is in Cairs.net i.e. Ports, DN’s, Button Features, Groups, Set Types etc.

To access the Data Sync projects for a switch:

1.       Click the Switches menu in the lower pane of the left panel.

2.       In the Navigation pane, click Switches.

3.       Before the Switches list populates you must either:

·         Within the search box, type-in any portion of the record and then click the magnifying glass.

·         Click the Show All button.

4.       Within the list, double click the Switch to view, the General – Switch window opens. 

5.       Within the Reports ribbon group, click the Data Sync button. 

6.       The Data Synchronization pane displays information about existing Data Sync projects.  Double - clicking a Data Sync project opens a separate window containing project details.

1.    Click the Switches menu.

2.    In the Navigation pane, click Switches.

3.    Depending on the amount of records you have within your database, the list may not readily populate. To populate the list, perform one of the following actions:

·         Within the search box, type any portion of the record and then click the magnifying glass.

·         Click the Show All button.

4.    Once the list populates, double-click the record to open the General – Switch window.

5.    Click the Data Sync drop down button and select add data sync. A new window opens labeled General – Import. Complete the following fields (required fields are marked with as asterisk (*)):

·         Project Name* – type the project name.

·         Switch Name* – click on the drop-down arrow to access a list and from the list; select the switch with which you wish to sync.

·         Script Name* – click the drop-down arrow to access a list and from the list, select the script needed to perform the sync.

·         Action* –  click the drop-down arrow to access a list and from the list, select one of the sync types: Port, Number Plan, Number Plan Listing, Feature Key Maps, Configured Sets, Hunt Group Members, Switch Speed Dial, Switch Hunt Group Members.

·         Auto Update – click the field to insert a checkmark in the box allowing auto-update.

·         Description – type a project description.

·         Comparison Type – click the drop-down arrow to access a list and from the list, select one of the following options:

·         Compare All – compares everything in/out of the database.

·         Ignore Not In Switch – ignores records in cairs.net that are not in the switch.

6.    At this point, you should save your progress, within the Actions ribbon group, click Save (save and stay) to continue working with the sync or Save & Close (save and exit) to return to the Switch.

The following ribbon groups contain additional buttons that open properties which are required to complete a Switch Sync Project.

Show ribbon group

·         The Script Arguments button is reserved for future development.

·         The Association button allows you to import an association file (provided by Unique Communication Solutions). The associations built by this file are required for a sync project to function properly.

·         The Recurrence button allows the user to create a schedule for executing switch syncs.

·         The Switch Sync Log button contains a log about the status of current and previously executed syncs. This allows you to see when the switch sync has completed.

Synchronize ribbon group

·         The Sync Now button executes the current switch sync project.

·         If you have already received a report from the switch containing the information for the switch sync project you can sync from that text file by clicking the Sync From File button

·         It is possible to resync switch data that has already been saved in Cairs, this may be used if the associations have been changed, but there is no new data from the switch. To resync saved switch data click the Resync From Existing Report Button

Report ribbon group

·         The Sync Results button displays the data synced from the switch that is not in Cairs, the data in Cairs that is not in the switch, the data the is unable to sync and the reason for the failure and the data from the switch that is already in sync with Cairs. Once the data has been downloaded from the switch and appears here you can complete the project by clicking the Sync Out of Sync Records button

·         The Formatted Switch Report button displays the data from the switch organized into columns for easier viewing

·         Once all the properties of the Switch Sync Project have been entered, click the Save and Close button.