The Dialing Rule Database
The dialing rules determine how to dial. They also provide
for some manipulation of the entered destination number. For example:
- Adding an access code to outside line
- Deleting a redundant area code
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See Dialing Rule Examples.
Contents of the Dialing Rule Database
The Fax System Administrator is responsible for the Dialing Rule
database. Each entry contains the following fields:
- Dialing Rule Name
- Dialing Pattern
- The Match List
- Canonical Form - This is used to identify requests
eligible for batching. The field usually contains the fully qualified phone number
complete with country and area code.
The canonical form is used internally by Faximum and
is not displayed in the Account or System Log.
- Trunk Group - specifies the set of trunk group
lines that can be used to place calls according to this rule.
The trunk name is defined in the Fax Line database.
- Tariff - references an entry in the Tariff database that applies
to calls made on this trunk group using the corresponding Dial String.
- Dial String - This is the number that is finally dialed.
This field accepts the standard dial digits and the following
Parenthesis may be added to the dial string to censor the number.
The parentheses are not passed to the modem. The enclosed numbers
do not appear in the Account log for non-FSA users.
- $1-$5 Replaced with the first - fifth account string from the account database
referenced by the request. See Account String Example.
- $a-$z Replaced with the string of digits in the corresponding (first
to twenty-sixth) "[...]" type pattern.
If more than one Dial Rule Name rule matches, then the rule that
matched the largest number of digits exactly (not using patterns)
will be selected. Note that although the
asterisk character (*) is both a valid dialing digit as well as a pattern,
there can never be any ambiguity. For example, the pattern
match any number of digits while the pattern
[123*] means match any
one of 1, 2, 3, or '*'.
Up to four sets of trunk group, tariff, and dial string may be specified.
For normal situations only one set needs to be specified. Specifying more
than one set allows for sophisticated linking of tariff to the dial
string and or trunk group.
See Using the Tariff Database for an explanation of how to use dialing rules
See also, Incorrect Dialing Rule.