Chapter 3      Using the ALI Formatting Tool
Using AFT to Generate a Formatted ALI File
Generating a Formatted ALI File
To use AFT to generate a formatted file, perform the following steps:
Step 1
Provide a NENA file generated by Emergency Responder as input to AFT in one 
of these ways:
Menu > File > Open (Ctrl+O)
 and browse to select the file name.
Use the File Open icon and enter the file name.
If the NENA files are on the Master Cisco ER server and AFT is installed on the 
Standby Cisco ER server, you can use the Open Window Dialog box to browse to 
a shared Master Cisco ER folder.
AFT displays all the ELINs from the NENA file in a tree box in the left side of 
the page by the Area Code, City Code and 4 digit directory number.
Step 2
To view details of the ALI files, click on an ELIN in the tree.
This highlights the ELIN and populates its details in the right pane of the window.
Step 3
Edit the ALI fields by entering new values in the editable fields.
Step 4
Save any changes that you made to the ALI file:
Menu > Tools > Save Record (Ctrl+S)
Step 5
Select the ELINs that you want to export to the service provider by clicking in the 
corresponding check boxes in the tree.
To select all ELINs in the tree, check the root node of the tree.
To select all ELINs with a specific area code, click in the Area Code check 
box in the tree. For example, clicking the 408 check box will select all the 
numbers in the 408 area code. All the 408 numbers display check marks.
To select all ELINs with a specific City Code, click in the City Code check 
box. For example, selecting 228 will also select 228 9333 and 228 5672.
To select an individual ELIN, click in the 4 digit check box, for example, 
Check marks will indicate the ELINs that are selected.
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