Before adding a new building into the Cairs.net database, make sure the appropriate “building types” and “terminal types” related to the new building are in the database. For more information see, “Adding a Building Type” or “Adding a Terminal Type”.
Adding a New Building
1. Click the Facilities
2. In the Navigation
pane, click Buildings.
3. There are
two ways to add a Building:
Within the toolbar directly above the Navigation pane,
click the drop-down arrow next to New, select Building.
Within the Actions pane, click the Add New Building
either option the General-Building window opens. Within the top pane complete
the following information (required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)):
Site* – click the drop-down arrow to
access a list and select the site. The site drop-down list displays the
bottom-most site first. After the ~~ is the complete path to the site. Each
site level is separated by a >.
Building Name* – type
the building name.
Directory Building Name – type the
building’s common name. For example, you may know the building as 110, but the
layperson may know the building as the post office. Therefore, the Directory
Building Name would be Post Office.
Description – type the
building description. This can include the address, cross streets, etc.
Building Type* – click
the drop-down arrow to access a list and select the building type. An example
of a building type may be manhole, office, MDF, IDF, etc.
Switch Name – click
the drop-down arrow to access a list and select the switch name providing
service to the building.
Building Misc 1 – 5 – use
these fields to type any miscellaneous connection information.
the Actions ribbon group, click the Save (to save and stay) to
continue working with building records, or click Save & Close (to
save and exit) to return to the Building list.