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Meta Variables

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Jun 28, 2016

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Several Activities allow you to enter a list of commands that can be issued to your selected devices.

 

Device.CLI.Send commands, Device.CLI.Modify Config and Device.Update.Banner are examples of these activities.

 

Within the commands you send, you can include a number of CatTools Meta Data variables that will be translated when the Activity is run.

 

Example: In the Device.Update.Banner Activity you could could set the following text and apply it to all your devices.

Hello, I am %ctDeviceName. Contact %ctContactName on %ctContactPhone to gain access to me.

 

Below is a table of the variables available.

Variable

Value

%ctDeviceName

The device name

%ctGroupName

The device group name

%ctHostName

The device host address

%ctModel

The device model field

%ctAddress1

The device Address1 field

%ctAddress2

The device Address2 field

%ctAddress3

The device Address3 field

%ctContactName

The device Contact name field

%ctContactPhone

The device Contact phone field

%ctContactEmail

The device Contact email field

%ctTimeHHMM

current time in HHMM format

%ctDateISO

current date in YYYYMMDD format

%ctBaseFile

device base file name

%ctAppPath

file system path of the CatTools executable including a trailing "\"

%ctCR

carriage return

%ctLF

line feed

%ctTAB

tab

%ctCTRL-Z

control key & Z. ??Normally used to exit config mode.

Note: The variable names are case sensitive and must be entered as shown. 

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