|Performing Server Maintenance / Updating the Vocera Database|
With the Merge feature on the Update page, you can add new devices and update existing devices from a CSV file in one operation.
This is important because Vocera automatically loads any new devices when they connect to the server. Therefore, you can use the autoload feature to get all of your active devices entered into the system, export the device information as described in Exporting Data to a CSV File, combine the data with data from your previous badge inventory system, and then merge the data back into Vocera. Any new devices are added and existing devices are updated.
For each row in the CSV file, if the MAC address is new, a new device is added to the Vocera database. If the MAC address already exists in the Vocera database, new field values overwrite corresponding values in the database, blank field values leave the corresponding database values unchanged, and the literal string value *blank* in a CSV row erases the corresponding value in the database.
To merge device data with CSV files: