Ringfree’s Provisioning System, known as RFPS, supports the ability to perform bulk configuration importing. The process itself is rather simple: from within the portal, navigate to the RFPS admin section for the VoIP Service you’re provisioning against. Once there, click the button labeled Import, and select Devices. A modal will appear asking to select a file. Select your file, then a preview will appear allowing you to confirm your data before sending it to the server. After verification,click the button labeled Import. If successful, you should see a green success banner in the upper left of your view.
While the process is incredibly simple, it’s imperative that the file to be imported is formatted in the proper manner. The importer requires a CSV file with 8 columns in the following order and format:
- Vendor: The maker of the device you are importing. e.g. Polycom, Yealink, etc.
- MAC Address: The MAC address of the phone. Use all lowercase letters where applicable and do not delimit the characters in blocks of 2 or 4.
- Phone Model: The model of the phone. Examples of acceptable values (sans quotes): ‘T18P’, ‘T19P’, ‘T21P’, ‘T40P’, ‘T41P’, ‘T42G’, ‘T46G’, ‘T48G’, ‘T49G’, ‘W52P’, ‘W56P’, ‘CP860’.
- Time Zone: The timezone name: eastern, central, mountain, or pacific.
- Extension: The extension number of the primary account on the phone.
- SIP Secret: The SIP Secret of the primary account on the phone.
- Label: The Label for the primary account on the phone as it appears on the device.
- Display Name: The Display Name for the primary account on the phone as it appears to other phones on the same PBX.
Any additional fields will be ignored. Any rows with no value in an expected cell will also be ignored. Note that no fields should include any instances of the comma character as this will adversely affect the import and result in non-functioning extensions.