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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.




The device name


The device group name


The device host address


The device model field


The device Address1 field


The device Address2 field


The device Address3 field


The device Contact name field


The device Contact phone field


The device Contact email field


current time in HHMM format


current date in YYYYMMDD format


device base file name


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


carriage return


line feed




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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