How do I bulk import endpoints in the 911 Access Dashboard?

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Suzanna Reid

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You can import a group of endpoints into the 911 Access Dashboard in bulk using a CSV spreadsheet.

This may be useful if you have a large group of phone numbers to add all at once or if you'd like to import address updates into the system. You can update or add up to 5000 endpoints at a time quickly and easily!

  1. To begin, log into the 911 Access Dashboard.
  2. In the top navigation menu, click Emergency and then Bulk Import.
  3. For guidance on how to organize your Import file, click the To view a sample endpoint import CSV file, click here link.
  4. The sample file will download into your web browser. Click to open it.
  5. This file contains all of the headers that you’ll need for a successful bulk import. Please remove any template information that's used to show examples only. Let’s take a tour of the file:
Column A: Be sure to remove formatting and to prefix your number with a 1 before typing or pasting your numbers.
Column B: Type or paste the caller name.
Columns C-H: Provide the endpoint address.
Columns I & J: Leave these blank.
Column K: Provide comments about your end user. Keep in mind these comments are for your internal use only and don't display to the 911 operator.
  1. Once you've completed your import file, save it as a .CSV and return to the 911 Access Dashboard to upload it.
  2. Under the Batch CSV Import section, click Choose File and locate the file you just saved. Please make sure to mark Add or update endpoints from file option.  
    • Note: To remove a batch of endpoints, mark the Remove Endpoints from file option. If you’re removing endpoints, the only thing you need to include in the spreadsheet is the endpoint. You don't need to fill out the rest of the data.
  3. Click Import Data. A batch number for your file will display in the top green banner.
  4. Under the Batch Import Status section, click Display Import Status and check the results on the page to ensure that there are no errors in your file. If there are rejections, you'll see a red banner that displays Current Status: ERROR paired with a comment on how to correct the issue. If the the upload was successful, you'll see a green banner that displays Current status: EMERGENCY ACCEPTED.

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