PollCat NetLink II - User’s Guide
8.4.2. The "Contains String" Operator
The "Contains String" Operator ($) is used to search an entire variable ﬁeld
for a given value or text string, without regard for the item's position within
For example, assume the variable "A" represents the ﬁrst eleven characters
in the "Number Dialed" ﬁeld as shown in Figure 8.4. If Match Parameters
are deﬁned as "A$714", then NetLink II will search all eleven digits of
the ﬁeld. This Data Filter would match any record that contains "714"
anywhere in the phone number, including records where 714 is the area
code, and records where 714 is part of the number dialed.
8.5. Real Time Variables
Data Filter clues can also include Real-Time variables that monitor the
NetLink II's internal clock and calendar
Real-Time variables do not use the Data Filter Format, or monitor the
contents of the call record. When Real-Time variables are used, NetLink II
will check its internal clock and calendar as each record is received. If the
time or date matches the clue deﬁnition, the call is then stored or rejected
as speciﬁed by the Data Filter Action parameter. In this case, NetLink II's
internal clock, rather than the contents of the call record, determines
whether the record is stored or rejected.
The following Real-Time variables can be used to monitor the internal
clock and calendar.
Note: Real-Time variables are entered as lowercase characters.
t Time: Tells NetLink II to determine the time each record is received.
Time is entered in HH:MM format, where HH is the hour (00 - 23),
and MM is the minute (00 - 59).
w Day of the Week: Tells NetLink II to determine the day of the week
when the record is received. The day of the week is entered as a single
digit, where 1 = Sunday, 2 = Monday, 3 = Tuesday, 4 = Wednesday,
5 = Thursday, 6 = Friday, and 7 = Saturday.
d Date: Tells NetLink II to determine the date the record is received.
The date is entered in MM/DD format, where MM is the month
(01 - 12) and DD is the date (01 - 31).
|08:16|075|B.JOHNSON |OUT|17145551212 |00:55|00.00|
|08:18|067|R.JONES |OUT|19495557714 |05:36|00.75|
|08:20|092|J.SMITH |OUT|18007140000 |11:15|00.00|
Figure 8.4: The “Contains String” Operator Example