DN Groups are logical groupings of DNs. You can use DN Groups in network-level routing algorithms and in some types of statistics. To determine if you need to set up DN Groups, refer to your solution-specific documentation.
When you are specifying a DN Group, remember that the DNs in each DN Group must have the same telephony event model.
Although a DN Group can contain DNs that belong to a number of different Switches, you can receive correct statistical information about this DN Group only if the reporting applications connect to the servers associated with those Switches.
DN Group Types
The following are DN Group types and types of DNs that you can include in a group:
Viewing DN Groups
The DN Groups list shows the DN Groups that are in your environment. It is sorted in a hierarchy by Tenants, configuration units, sites, and folders. To view objects by a particular hierarchy, select the hierarchy type in the drop-down menu above the list.
Configuration Manager respects tenancy permission settings. You can access only those objects that you have been granted permissions and privileges to access.
You can filter the contents of this list in two ways:
- Type the name or partial name of an object in the Quick Filter field.
- Click the cube icon to open the Tenant Directory filter panel. In this panel, click the Tenant that you want to select. Use the Quick Filter field in this panel to filter the Tenant list.
You can sort the items in the list by clicking a column head. Clicking a column head a second time reverses the sort order. You can add or remove columns by clicking Select Columns.
To select or de-select multiple objects at once, click Select.
Working With DN Groups
To create a new DN Group object, click New. To view or edit details of an existing object, click the name of the object, or click the check box beside an object and click Edit.
To delete one or more objects, click the check box beside the object(s) in the list and click Delete. You can also delete individual objects by clicking on the object and then clicking Delete.
Otherwise, click More to perform the following tasks:
- Clone—Copy a DN Group.
- Move To—Move a DN Group to another hierarchical structure.
- Enable or disable DN Groups.
- Create a folder, configuration unit, or site. See Object Hierarchy for more information.
Creating DN Groups
To create a DN Group, do the following:
- Click New.
- Enter the following information. For some fields, you can either enter the name of a value or click Browse to select a value from a list:
- Name—The name of the DN Group. You must specify a value for this property, and that value must be unique within the Configuration Database (in an enterprise environment) or within the Tenant (in a multi-tenant environment). You cannot change this value as long as this DN Group contains at least one DN.
- Type—The type of the DN Group. Once you set the value, you cannot change it.
- Capacity Table—This field applies only for the Enterprise Routing Solution. It is the Capacity Table associated with this DN Group. Refer to Enterprise Routing Solution documentation for more information.
- Quota Table—This field applies only for the Enterprise Routing Solution. It is the Quota Table associated with this DN Group. Refer to Enterprise Routing Solution documentation for more information.
- Tenant—In a multi-Tenant environment, the Tenant to which this object belongs. This value is automatically set to the Tenant that was specified in the Tenant Directory field in the object list.
- State Enabled—If selected, indicates that the object is in regular operating condition and can be used without any restrictions.
- The Origination DNs tab lists DNs from which calls can be routed or diverted to this DN Group. The existing DNs in the DNs tab appear as a link. Clicking a DN link navigates to edit DN page and allows you to edit the properties of that particular DN.
ImportantYou can include DNs of the following types into this list: Routing Point, External Routing Point, Service Number, Routing Queue, ACD Queue, Virtual Queue, or Virtual Routing Point.
For each DN to be added to the list of Origination DNs for this Group:
- Click the Origination DNs tab and click Add.
- Navigate to the appropriate folder, if necessary, and do one of the following:
- To add an existing DN to the list of Origination DN for this Group, select it from the list of DNs.
- To add a new DN to the list of Origination DN for this Group, click + to create the DN in this folder and then select it from the list.
- For each DN that you want to add as a member of this DN Group:
- Click the DNs tab and click Add.
- Navigate to the appropriate folder, if necessary, and do one of the following:
- To add existing DNs to this Group, select a single or multiple DN(s) from the list of DNs and click Add.
- To add a new DN to this Group, click + to create the DN in this folder and then select it from the list.
Although an Origination DN can be configured for a DN Group, it is not used by Stat Server or any of the reporting components. Therefore, this would typically only be done if required for a specific type of scenario.
When an Origination DN is configured for an Agent Group or Place Group, Stat Server associates Virtual Queue activity with the linked Agent Groups, and also associates DN activity related to the Agent Group back to the mediation DNs.
For more information, see DN Association with Queues in the Stat Server User's Guide. You can also refer to the following Stat Server Actions:
The existing DNs in the DNs tab appear as link. When you click a DN Number/Name link, the <DN> Properties window opens where you can edit the properties of that particular DN. In the <DN> Properties window, click Back in the General tab to return to the originated configuration object from where you navigated to this associated configuration object.
- After you have finished creating the DN Group, do one of the following:
- Click Save to accept the changes and return to the list of DN Groups.
- Click Apply to accept the changes and return to the General tab of this DN Group.
- Click Cancel to discard the changes.
CSV File for Importing and Exporting
You can use the Bulk Import/Export functionality to import DN Groups from, and export DN Groups to, a comma-separated value (CSV), file. The import file used for importing and the export file created by exporting data are fully compatible, and a single file can be used for both importing and exporting. Or, if you wish, you can create the import file yourself, using the general CSV information in this Help file, and the object-specific information contained in this section.
Fields of the CSV File
The source file is a text file in a comma-separated (CSV) format, with an extension of .csv.
In the source file each line represents a single DN Group. The same DN Group can appear in the source file only once. The unique identifier of the DN Group in the scope of the source file is the field.
The columns of the file are the properties of a DN Group. The first row in the file has column names to identify the fields. The order of the columns is not important. A comma is inserted after each column header or value, or if the column does not have a value, immediately after the previous comma. Any non-mandatory column can be omitted from the source file, depending on user preference and/or the purpose of the file.
The source file contains the following properties for each user/agent:
|Action||ADD, UPDATE, DELETE||Yes||Specifies the action to be taken with this DN Group data, either create a new DN Group (ADD) or modify a DN Group (UPDATE) or delete a DN Group (DELETE).
This column is added automatically by GAX when a file is exported, with a value of UPDATE for all records in it. If you create the source file from scratch, you must add this column manually. In either case, this field is mandatory, and you must provide a value for each record.
|Name||String||Yes||Name of DN Group.|
|Type||String||Yes||Type of DN Group.|
|Enabled||String||No||This DN Group is enabled (Y) or not enabled (N).|
|Section | Option | Value||String||No||Options associated with this DN Group.
Note: Any special characters in the key/value are escaped by using a back slash (\). For example:
where "," (comma) is the key and “,,” (comma,comma) is the value.
In addition to the properties and folders in the table above, each row may contain relations between this DN Group and DN objects. Every instance of a DN will have a separate column in the source file. For example, if there are 10 DNs, there will be 10 additional columns in the source file, each column representing each DN. All relational columns are optional.
Each header for a relational column consists of the object type and the object name, which will form a unique column name. So, for example, there cannot be two Skills which have the same name, but a Skill object may have the same name as some Switch object.
Naming and value rules of relational columns are given in the following table:
|Type||Column Name||Valid Values||Description|
|DN||DN:<switch name> / <DN number>||Y – Add this DN to this DN Group
N – Remove this DN from this DN Group
|A DN to be added or removed to this DN Group.|
The following data is to be uploaded to GAX to modify two DN Groups:
The contents of the CSV file for this data looks like this:
Action,Name,Type,DN:Switch1 / 123683,DN:Switch2 / 857463,Enabled MODIFY,DNGroupEast,Routing Points,Y,,Y MODIFY,DNGroupWest,Routing Points,N,Y,Y