The Access Point Locations Template

The Access Points Locations template (AccessPointLocations-template.csv) lets you associate the name of a Vocera facility with each of your access points.

All the locations must already exist in the database; the template does not create them. If a row in this data-loading template references an access point that does not exist, the row causes a validation error and does not load. Any other rows that successfully validate load properly.

The following table describes the fields names, maximum length for fields names, and a brief description of the fields.


Maximum Length


Location Name


Enter the name of the AP Location that already exists.

Alternate Spoken Location Name


Enter and alternate name for the location.

For example, if users commonly refer to a facility by a nickname or an acronym, enter that variation here.



Enter a description of the facility.



Enter the name of the facility for this AP location.

The name must start with a letter or digit. It must contain only letters, digits, spaces, apostrophes ('), underscores (_), or dashes (-). No other characters are allowed.

By default, the speech recognition system uses the name you enter to recognize facilities. If users refer to a facility by something other than the name you enter here, enter that name in the Alternate Spoken Name field.

If you change the name of a facility that has a Vocera SIP Telephony Gateway associated with it, you must set the value of the VOCERA_FACILITY environment variable on the telephony server machine to the name of the new facility.