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Connection records can be added for each site. Because a connection record has multiple path assignments, cairs.net calls each connection name a ‘connection group’. Once the group name is determined, you can add path assignments to the connection group. The connection group can also be associated with or added to a building record.

When you are viewing a connection group, there are two panes of information. The top pane displays the basic information for the connection, for example, connection name, site, connection type, etc. The bottom pane displays the paths and assignment information as well as the path status (reserved, working, protected, and loaded).

Connection Basics

Adding a New Connection Group

Before you can begin to add connection groups, you need to define your connection types. When creating a connection type, you must define the whether the path is multiple channel or single channel. A multiple channel path allows for a path to be used for several different assignments, whereas, if you designated the connection type as a single channel, each path can only be used once.

1.    Click the Facilities menu

2.    In the Navigation pane, click Connections.

3.    There are two ways to add a Connection Group:

·         Within the toolbar directly above the Navigation pane, click the drop-down arrow next to New and select Connection Group.

·         Within the Actions pane, click the Add New Connection Group link.

4.    With either option, the General - Connection 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 >.

·         Connection Name* – type the connection name.

·         Connection Type* – click the drop-down arrow to access a list and select the connection type. This selection is important because it determines how the connection paths are used, whether multiple channel or single channel.

·         Bandwidth – type the connection bandwidth.

·         Connection Definition – type the connection definition

·         Path Definition – type the path definition

·         Miscellaneous Information 1 – 20 – use these fields to type any miscellaneous connection information.

5.    Within the Actions ribbon group, click Save (to save and stay) to continue working with terminal types, or click Save & Close (to save and exit) to return to the Building list.).

6.    At this point, you have simply created the connection group; you now need to add the connection paths. To add connection paths to this group, refer to the “Adding a Connection Path Range” section.

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Modifying a Connection Group

You can modify existing connection group information, please be aware that you can only modify the general information. To modify path ranges please, refer to the “Modifying a Connection Path Range” section.

1.    Click the Facilities menu

2.    In the Navigation pane, click Connections.

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

·         Within the search box, type the connection group name or portion of the name and then click the magnifying glass or press the Enter key on your keyboard.

·         Click the Show All button.

4.    The Connections list opens, displaying the connection groups matching your search criteria. Double-click the connection to modify.

5.    The Connection window opens. Modify any changes to the fields in the top pane, as necessary.

6.    Within the Actions ribbon group, click the Save (to save and stay) to continue modifying a connection group, or click Save & Close (to save and exit) to return to the Connection Group list.

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Deleting a Connection Group

The connection must be free of all assignments and removed from all buildings before you can delete it from the database.

1.    Click the Facilities menu.

2.    In the Navigation pane, click Connections.

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

·         Within the search box, type the connection group name or portion of the name and then click the magnifying glass

·         Click the Show All button.

4.    The Connection Group list opens. Within the list, highlight the connection to delete. There are three ways to delete a connection:

·         Within the toolbar directly above the Navigation pane, click the red X.

·         Click the Delete Connection Group link within the Actions pane.

·         Double-click the name to open the Connection window, and within the Actions ribbon group, click the Delete button.

5.    Once you click Delete, a message box displays verifying that you really want to delete the connection group. Click Yes within the box to continue or No to cancel the operation.

6.    If the connection group is currently associated with any assignments, the assignments need to be deleted or re-assigned before you can delete. If there are assignments, a message box displays saying the connection group is currently in use.

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