Your hospital will like to send check-up reminders to its patients. You also desire to use the hospital units as the Sender ID, customize the message with the patient’s name, consulting doctor and time of appointment.
This means each message will be unique and dynamically generated, with different Sender IDs and unique time of delivery.
The CSV file
The CSV file might look like the one below.
The CSV Format
Notice that the first column contains the phone numbers with the header as PHONE.
- The second column contains the day of delivery with header as XTIME
- The third column header is XSENDER which contains the unique Sender IDs for each messages.
- Columns 4 to 6 utilizes #SmartTag#. You can learn more about SmartTags here.
These are required to ensure delivery of this type of SmartSchedule.
The SmartSchedule Web Page
In this case, the SmartSchedule web page will like the sample shown below.
Sender ID : Since the Sender IDs are defined in the CSV file, you will need to enter ## to direct the system to the CSV for the Sender IDs.
Message : The message to be sent to the recipients on the CSV file. You will notice that since the CSV uses #SmartTags#, the corresponding SmartTags holders were used in the message.
Select CSV file : The CSV file we created above will be uploaded to this box.
Use Common Year : This is not necessary in this case as the year in the CSV file is correct. Therefore it will be left blank.
Common Time : We want all the messages to deliver by 6:30am, therefore we selected a common time for all the messages.
DND Management Option : This can be set at desired.
Finally, we hit the SEND SMS button. The messages will be uploaded and scheduled as desired. The next page, after successful schedule shows the messages and their time of delivery. This gives you the opportunity to ensure that the messages have been scheduled correctly.
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