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Bulk Provisioning of Configuration Objects
To create or modify large numbers of objects, you can upload a comma-separated value (CSV) file containing new and/or changed object information. You enter or modify values in the appropriate columns for each object. When uploaded to GAX, the objects listed in the file are created or modified, based on the action to be taken as indicated in the Action column.
You can also use GAX to download (or export) information for selected objects. If you want, you can use this download to create a "template" for the data upload.
This import/export functionality is available for the following object types:
- DNs and DN Groups
- Places and Place Groups
- Persons (Users), including Agents
- Agent Groups
- Agent Logins
You can use GAX to download (or export) information for selected objects. If you want, you can use this download to create a "template" for the data upload.
This section describes how to export and import the files. Refer to the object type for the particular information that can be included in the file, and for examples of a prepared spreadsheet and file.
GAX allows you to export data from existing data records into a spreadsheet called download.csv. Depending on what you are doing, you can modify the spreadsheet as required, save it as a .csv file, and upload it back into GAX. Or, you can export the data for just one object, remove the data (but not the column headers) from it, and use this "empty" template for present and future uploads of updated data.
To export data, do the following:.
The CSV File
The content of the CSV file differs depending on the object type that you are importing or exporting, as follows:
Uploading a File
Before uploading the bulk updates, you must enter the data into a spreadsheet and save it as a CSV file. Keep in mind the following recommendations:
- If most of your updates are adding new objects, create an empty template and fill in the appropriate values.
- If you are primarily making changes to existing objects, export existing data and make the necessary additions and changes You can export the information for just those objects, saving you from filling in the mandatory information for them.
To upload the data into GAX, do the following: