Dialing Rule Examples

This section presents some useful examples of how to set up your Dialing Rule Database.

Note that when setting up dialing rules you should not give two different dialing rules the same Dialing Pattern. This applies even if a particular user group will only have access to certain dialing rules. The problem arises for FSA users because FSAs have automatic access to all dialing rules.

These examples assume one Trunk Group. Add additional Trunk Groups if you are using different types of phone lines (for example, WATS lines or foreign exchange lines) and need to decide which is the most inexpensive phone line to use at a given time.

The Default Dialing Rule
The default dialing rule is as follows:

The [*] string allows users to enter any number in the Fax # field.

The $a string tells Faximum to use the entire number in the Fax # field for the Canonical Form and Dial String. In this case Faximum dials the number exactly as entered without adding any additional numbers.

The Canonical form is used internally by Faximum It can be the same as the Dial String but we recommend that you set the number up so that it expands to the full internationally recognized phone number. Faximum uses the Canonical form when it decides whether the fax can be batched together with other faxes in the same transmission.

For example, if two faxes are being sent to the same number, Faximum will batch the faxes together in a single transmission if the currently selected class database allows batching. Faximum only batches calls that have the same canonical number. If you want to avoid batching use a class that does not allow batching.

The Dial String is the number that actually gets dialed.

See the following examples: