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Changing Announcement Extension

Changing Announcement Extension

(OP)
I'm doing some clean-up of system and I have announcements all over the place and want to put them all on a particular set of extension. I read that it was possible to use VAL manager to change the announcement extension without loosing the announcement.

1. Is it possible to change the announcements extensions, if so how?
2. If it's possible to change is there a simple way to replace the announcements I have in each vector without having to go into each one of them and change the announcements manually.

RE: Changing Announcement Extension

I am not going to tell you via Val manager cause I don't like it or use it much other than to permanently delete audio source.

But I can tell you to use FTP connection and management through there as I find it much easier to manage. Don't be so concern of the number as everything is based on name. So for example you want '56119 XyzMain' announcement to be changed, change the name @ 56119 to the new import .wav file name ABCMain and all your vectors will now play this new '56119 ABCMain'.wav file.

Hope this helps?

RE: Changing Announcement Extension

(OP)
That makes perfect sense but we also need change the numbers as well with the new inventory and clean-up that we're doing

RE: Changing Announcement Extension

Use add announcement to create the new announcement number and point it to the existing wav.

So if you have announcement ext 20123 that plays XyzMain.wav, create new ext 10801 to play the same wav file.
NOTE, the board must be the same as the original Annc Ext as this is where the wav file exists.

e.g. add announcement 10801

CODE --> ASA

Extension: 10801                           COR: 1
  Annc Name: XyzMain                          TN: 1
  Annc Type: integrated                    Queue? y
Group/Board: 02A02
  Protected? n                              Rate: 64 


Now you have 2 extensions that play the same wav.
You can go through the vectors and replace 20123 with 10801 at your leisure.

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Everyone seems to have a very short attention... etc.

RE: Changing Announcement Extension

(OP)
That sounds like a plan I will try. Is there a script that can be written or import/export that can be done to replace all of the announcements without having to go into each vector?

RE: Changing Announcement Extension

I don't know of a way to do a find/replace with a script.

You can easily find what vectors an announcement is used in though:
list usage extension 20123

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Everyone seems to have a very short attention... etc.

RE: Changing Announcement Extension

(OP)
Okay, so I tried to create a new announcement and copied the wave-file name for current announcement and get the message that announcement name already exist. Any clues

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