Understanding How CSIDs are Constructed

This Help File Page was issued on 09/30/2017

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Understanding How CSIDs are Constructed

This Help File Page was issued on 09/30/2017

The CSID - Within MKMS and MKMSCS there are countless references to the CSID (Central Station Identification Digits).

The makeup of the CSID is more than it seems on the surface.

In its most basic form, the CSID identifies the Account Number programmed into the Control Panel at a Subscriber's Premises.

The CSID cannot begin with a Space.

If a leading Space is entered in error, the system will remove it.

 

By including specified Prefix and Suffix information as part of that CSID, the Account Number may also identify any, or all of the following:

The Receiver, Group, Dealer, and/or Service Area

Other Company or Dealer specific characteristics of the Account Number

 

A CSID may consist of any combination of the following three elements - the combination of which may be no more than 40 characters in length:

1.Prefix - An optional Prefix with up to a maximum of 12 characters.

2.Base - The actual "Base" CSID (the Account Number programmed into the Control Panel) which may consist of up to 19 numbers.

3.Suffix - An optional Suffix with up to a maximum of 9 characters - but if 9 or fewer characters are used in the Prefix, as many as 12 characters may be used for the Suffix.

 

In the CSID Generator Form any combination of CSID Prefix, and a CSID Suffix, along with the starting Base CSID Number, plus a Name (indicating its appropriate usage) may be predefined.

This CSID Generator may be used to identify the next available account number - as would be the case if it is used to identify the next available CSID in the Subscriber Panels section of the Central Station Data, when a new CSID is being added to a Subscriber's Premises.

 

Entering a CSID - There are three ways to enter a CSID for a Subscriber:

Multiple CSID assignments may be created using the Create Mass Accounts Form.

 

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Mass Account Creation Form

 

The appropriate Prefix and/or Suffix will be included automatically.

 

An individual CSID may be manually assigned to a Subscriber in the Subscriber Panels section within the Monitoring tab on the Edit View of the Subscriber Form.

The appropriate Prefix and/or Suffix must be entered manually, as well.

 

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Manually enter CSID in Subscriber Panels section

 

Automating the CSID Assignment process:

An individual CSID may be assigned to a Subscriber in the Subscriber Panels section using the CSID Generator function:

Add - Click the HelpFilesNavigationMenuNewIcon to start a new Subscriber Panel entry

CSID - Using the Drop-Down Selection List provided, the User will Choose a CSID Generator Name

The CSID Generator record associated with the selected Name will automatically insert the next available CSID.

 

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Subscriber Panels section - Subscriber Info tab - CSID field - CSID Generator list

 

When using the CSID Generator function, the appropriate Prefix and/or Suffix will be included - along with the Base CSID - as the requested CSID is inserted into the Subscriber Panels CSID field.