Click Orders, click Manage Orders, then click Batch.
In the Ordering Type field, select the Switched radio button.
Click Switched Batch Formatter (Web Based).
You can enter data directly into the tool by utilizing the Add Row button. Hovering over each field will reveal a pop up message to provide formatting information.
Switched Batch Required Fields - provides the minimum required fields information for each type of order (action of add/change/disconnect/block/unblock for ANI, switched 8XX and calling card)
Switched Batch File Format - provides details regarding file naming, header/data/trailer records and data dictionary for detailed examples of each batch field
You can use the buttons across the top of the Switched Batch Formatter to add and delete rows, load files, validate, and save orders.
Load File: the Switched Batch Ordering Template can be used in a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel, then uploaded to the Web-Based Switched Batch Formatter Tool using the Load File button.
Download template at location Manage Orders > Batch, select Ordering Type as "Switched”
The Formatter Tool, Template, DIR.LOG and Upload Files interface are all located on this screen.
Under Templates, click on Switched Batch Ordering Template to download.
Enter your data; click Validate. A new tab or window will open to show you any errors you need to fix, such as formatting issues or mandatory fields.
Each time you click Validate, it will open a new tab or window. Each validation window has a date/time stamp. If you are not closing Validation tabs/windows in between, you can use the date/time stamp to determine the most recent.
Click Save to save the file.
Note: The Switched Batch Formatter Tool supports approximately 1000 rows of data, when entering data directly into the web browser.