Buffer Functions (Polling)
As shown in Figures 16.1 and 16.2, each ﬁle contains a speciﬁc data type
received from a speciﬁc port. When a command port sets a partition, that
port is granted ownership of one or more of these ﬁles. The File List screen
(Status Displays, Item 2) can be used to determine which ﬁles are linked to
each command port.
Note that these ﬁles are always "open"; new data is continually added to
each ﬁle. When a partition is set, all records received up to that point will
be available for reading or erasure. However, new records received after
the partition is set will not be available until the partition is reset.
Note also that the "Store Alarm Data" option can be used to override
the default storage location for alarm records. Using this option, alarm
records for a selected port can be stored in the Alarm Files, in the Standard
File (Non-Alarm), or in both the Alarm File and Non-Alarm File. This
allows Alarm Records to be used for call accounting purposes only, alarm
tracking only, or for both. The "Store Alarm Data" option is located in the
conﬁguration menus for PBX Port A, PBX Port B, and the AUX Port.