Set up the Dialing Rule Database

The Dialing Rule database serves several purposes. The first is to take a fax number on a fax and translate it into something that will correctly reach the destination. In some cases, the fax number may be dialed as is. In other cases, a 9 or other access digits may need to be dialed first before the fax number in order to get an "outside line". In yet other cases such as a local telephone network, some part of the fax number may need to be removed, leaving only a 4 digit extension to be dialed. The translation method, shown as Dial String n, will usually depend on the type of line used.

Suppose the regular phone line is on a local telephone network while the leased line is an "outside line". (See Set up the Trunk Groups in the Fax Line Database for an example.) A fax number outside of the local telephone network may be dialed as is using the "Leased" Trunk Group while an access code of, say, 9 would be needed when dialed using the "Regular" Trunk Group.

The second purpose of the Dialing Rule Database is to associate each translation method with a Tariff that you have set up. So, for one Trunk Group, you select a Tariff, together with the Dial String to use.

The third purpose of the Dialing Rule Database is to provide the canonical form for each fax number. Faximum uses the canonical form when it decides whether a fax can be batched together with other faxes going to the same FAX machine.

For more information on dialing rules, see The Dialing Rule Database.