The Access Points Template

The Access Points template (accesspoints-template.xls) lets you associate the name of a Vocera location with each of your access points, by using the MAC address of each access point.

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.

Table 1. Access point fields


Maximum Length


Location Name


Enter the name of a location that already exists.

To qualify a location by specifying its site, use a colon to separate the value from the site name (LocationName:SiteName). If you do not specify a site, the Global site is used by default.

MAC Address


Enter the MAC address (12 hexadecimal characters) of the access point that you want to assign to this location.

To specify a range of MAC addresses that have the same first 11 characters, enter "0" for the 12th character. The "0" character is treated as a wildcard only in the 12th character of the MAC address.