How to send bulk messages using Excel client
This page demonstrates an example on how to
send great numbers of SMS text messages from Excel easily and swiftly.
In case of huge numbers of SMS messages you need to export messages into CSV
file format before sending. In this way Ozeki NG SMS Gateway will send out your
messages seamless. Please follow the configuration steps and check the screen
shots and video tutorial to adopt this solution properly.
In our example there is an Excel file that contains SMS text
messages. For a better demonstration I placed this file on the Desktop
Figure 1 - Excel file with SMS messages
On Figure 2 you can see that the file contains 10,000 SMS text
messages to be sent out.
Figure 2 - 10,000 SMS to be sent out
Now you can learn how to send out these messages with Ozeki
NG SMS Gateway in CSV file format. First, select columns C, D,
and E in the Excel file (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - Select columns C, D, E
Now delete the selected columns in the file (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - Delete selected columns
Type =now() in C1 cell (Figure 5).
Figure 5 - Fill C1 cell
Now you need to select those cells of column C that contains
messages to be sent out. You also need to select C1 cell. If it is done, click
on "Fill" button in the toolbar and then click on "Down" (Figure 6).
Figure 6 - Select the filled cells of column C
Click on "Office" button and then select "Save as" option in
the menu (Figure 7).
Figure 7 - Select Save as option
Select CSV file format in Save as type line
Figure 8 - Select CSV file format
Now start Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. Click on Add new user or
application. Select File user interface and click on install
next to it (Figure 9). In this way you can create a new user in the SMS gateway
that will operates SMS sending in CSV file format.
Figure 9 - Create a File user in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
On General tab select CSV as File format
and click on OK (Figure 10).
Figure 10 - CSV as file format
Copy the saved CSV file (Figure 11).
Figure 11 - Copy the saved CSV file
Finally the CSV file needs to be pasted into the smsout
folder of the File user (Figure 12).
Figure 12 - Paste the CSV file into smsout folder
The File user of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway sends the SMS
text messages out seamless (Figure 13).
Figure 13 - File user sends out the messages
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