Chapter 3 Using the ALI Formatting Tool
Using AFT to Generate a Formatted ALI File
Your service provider returns the status of the ALI files.
If your service provider reports that there are no errors, you can continue
using AFT to generate more formatted records or you can quit the program.
If your service provider reports that there are ALI errors, perform the
Make corrections to the formatted file that you sent to the service
provider. All the error codes for the service providers are defined in the
ALI format documentation for that service provider. Refer to their
documentation to determine the errors in your file and correct the errors
If an error occurs in fields that cannot be edited using AFT, you must
use Cisco ER to correct the fields. Then use AFT to generate the file
Send the corrected file to your service provider. Again, be sure to keep a
copy of your corrected file for your records.
Repeat this process until your service provider can read the formatted
files and can use them to update their ELIN records.
Using the Tool Bar and Icons, page 3 3
Chapter 4, Troubleshooting the ALI Formatting Tool
Appendix A, Using the ALI Formatting Tool for SBC Pacific Bell
ALI Formatting Tool User Guide for SBC Pacific Bell
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