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Routes

Routes

Routes identify each number dialed by users. Information is identified by the number dialed and destination group it belongs to.

This window identifies all destinations by dialed number. Destinations that do not exist in this database cannot be dialed by the PBXware MT.

Depending on what is selected when you edit the Routing mode on the master tenant in Settings->Tenants->Master Tenant->General Settings->Routing mode, you will have two routing modes:

  • E.164 Routing mode
  • Simple Routing mode

Depending on those routing modes, Routes section is different so we will go through them separately.

E.164 Routing Mode

E.164 Routing

When you are using E.164 Routing mode all destinations are defined by E.164 standard.

Routes

  • Update PBXware Daemon Database:
Updates daemon database with imported data. Click to update.
(Button)
  • Import Database:
Imports current data from the central destination database. Click on button and enter Import URL.
(Button)
  • 'Export Database:
Export daemon database with newly added details. Click to export.
(Button)

TIP: Import and update operations need to be performed at regular maintenance times. In addition, the network administrator should be notified of any destination that is not accessible.

  • Routes:
Displays all available destination routes alphabetically. Click on letter and all destination which have selected letter as a first letter, will pop up.
(Button)

After picking desired route more information is available:

  • Destination Group:
Further description of selected route. Displays destinations by proper, mobile etc.
Example:
  • Special Service
  • 48 States
  • Toll Free
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
(Display)
  • Show Hidden Groups:
Show hidden route groups. Click on the button to display all available groups.
(Button)

In order to view destination numbers for the United Kingdom, click on the "u" letter under "Routes" navigation. All United Kingdom destination groups will be displayed. Click on one (e.g. Proper) to view all destination numbers assigned to it.

Add/Edit Routes

Add/Edit Routes

After picking route and destination within that route Add Destination/Edit Destination option will be shown.

  • Destination Name:
Unique destination name
(E.g. All proper destinations)
([a-z][0-9])
  • Destination Code:
Destination code identifier. Number that identifies the destination.
(E.g. 442, where all numbers start with 442*******))
([0-9])
  • Route:
Route to which the destination code belongs
(E.g. If route "442" belongs to the United Kingdom, select "United Kingdom" here)
(Select box)
  • Destination Type:
Group to which destination code belongs
(E.g. If route "442" belongs to proper phones, select "Proper" here. If it belongs to mobile provider, O2 for example, select "O2" here)
(Select box)

Special Routes

Special Routes

Special Routes feature allows PBXware administrator to add special services numbers that will be distinguished from extensions numbers (even if they have the same number of digits) and dialed through specified trunk, similar to how Emergency Services numbers are dialed through Emergency Trunk.

NOTE: All existing special routes will be converted to the new format (destination type will be set to trunk and value preserved).
  • Name:
Unique name of the Special route.
  • Type:
Type of the Special Route (Emergency, Info services or Other).
  • Number:
Special route number.
Add Special Route
Add Special Route
  • Name:
Add a name of the special route
(E.g. Test)
([a-z][0-9])
  • Number:
Enter a special route number
(E.g. 80)
([0-9])
  • Destination Type:
Select the type of the special route
(E.g. Trunk)
(Select box)
  • Destination:
Select the destination for the special route
(E.g. Alaska)
(Select box)
  • Type:
Select the type of the special route
(E.g. Info Services)
(Select box)

Destination Groups

Each country can be assigned with many destination groups/service providers. You may add one by clicking on the Add Destination Group from this location. All groups that have no numbers assigned will not be displayed when Routes information is required.

Destination group which the user have created can later be used as a destination type when adding a destination in Routes->Add Destination.

Destination Groups
  • Destination Group:
Name of the destination group
(E.g. 48 States)
(Display)
  • 5.0.delete.png Delete
Deletes a destination group from the system
NOTE: It is possible to delete only the destination group which is not assigned to a route as a "Destination type".
(Button)

Add/Edit Destination Group

You will see this option if you have clicked on the "Add Destination Group" option

Add/Edit Destination Group
  • Destination Group:
Destination Group name
(E.g. 48 States)
([a-z][0-9])

Disabled Routes

Disabled Destinations

If you want some destinations to be disabled, you can add them to Disabled Routes.

NOTE: Destinations should be separated by new lines. Regular Expressions can be used by prefixing destination with "_" (e.g. _^001[2-9]).

Simple Routing Mode

This routing mode does not require numbers to be entered in the E.164 form and allows for greater flexibility when used right.

Simple Routing
  • Route
Name of the route
(E.g. Mobile)
(Display)
  • Start Digits
First digits by which the system would recognize a call.
(E.g. 06)
(Display)
  • Required Length
Full length of dialed number recognized.
(E.g. 9)
(Display)
  • Regex
Regular expression which can be used to fine tune which starting numbers to fall under that route.
(E.g. 06[123])
(Display)
  • Prefix
Prefix which should be added to dialed numbers.
(E.g. 0044)
(Display)
  • Strip Digits
Whether the prefix by which the number was recognized, will be stripped when dialing.
(Display)
  • 5.0.edit.png Edit
Edits the route configuration.
(Button)
  • 5.0.delete.png Delete
Deletes a route from the system.
(Button)

Add Routes

By clicking on Add route you will be able to add a new simple route to the system.

Add/Edit Route
  • Route Name:
Name of the route being added.
(E.g. Mobile)
([a-z][0-9])
  • Start Digits:
Starting digits of the numbers which will fall under this Route. If you leave this field empty, any number will be taken into account, but in that case you must select how many digits those numbers will have.
(E.g. 06)
([0-9])
  • Required Length:
Length of dialed numbers which would be recognized as this route. If this field is set to none, any length of numbers will fall under this route, but Start Digits must be set, for this to work.
(E.g. 9)
(Select box)
  • Required Regex:
This is an optional regular expression which can be used to fine tune numbers recognized by this route.
(E.g. 06[1-5] - In this example only numbers starting with 061, 062, 063, 064 or 065 will fall under this route. Also you could use other regular expressions here).
([0-9])
  • Prefix:
Prefix which should be added to dialed numbers.
(E.g. 00)
([0-9])
  • Strip Start Digits:
Whether to strip start digits from the dialed numbers.
(Check box)
Operation Times
Operation Times

Set the system open/closed times. Depending on the time when the call is received, the call can be redirected to different PBXware MT destinations.

  • Operation Times:
Enable operation times
(E.g. On, Off, Inherit)
(Option buttons)

The Inherit option will allow administrators to simply put the Higher Level Operation Times settings back into effect if deemed necessary.

  • PIN
If you have a PIN set here, the system will ask you for it so you could pass through the Operation Time.
(E.g. 3425)
([0-9])
  • Greeting:
Greeting sound file played to callers during the closed times.
(E.g. greeting-***)
(Select box)
  • Open Days: Sets the working hours during which the DID redirects calls as set in the DID Add/Edit window. If any call received during the hours is not set here, "Range Destination" is checked, and if they do not apply, the call is redirected to "Default Destination".
  • Closed Dates: Sets the specific date/s when all calls are redirected to the 'Default Destination'. If the "Destination" field in the Closed dates is set, calls will not go to the "Default Destination" but to this number.


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