6.6. Data Filter Parameter Definition Examples
The following examples are based on fictional PBX call record formats. When designing your
own Data Filter, be aware that the record format will differ from those shown in the examples.
When defining the Data Filter Format and Data Filter Parameters the following factors must be
·Exact Match : Alphanumeric values in parameters definitions must exactly match those
found in the PBX call record. If the record shows the time as "09:00", then the parameter
definition must also list the time as "09:00", and not "0900" or "9:00".
·Number of Characters : For any given variable, the number of characters specified in the
Data Filter Format must exactly match the number of characters indicated in the Data Filter
Parameter definition. For example, if the filter format defines the variable "B" as the first
seven characters of the number dialed, then the parameter definition must account for all
·Cumulative Effect : Each time Command ^B42 is invoked, PollCat III will add the new
parameter to the existing definition. Make certain newly defined parameters do not cancel
out the effect of existing parameters.
·Slashes and Backslashes : The slash character (/) cannot be used in the parameter
definition. The slash character is reserved for use as a command separator, when several
commands are entered on the same line. If your call record format uses a slash to separate
values in the time or date field, the Data Filter Parameter definition must use a backslash
character (\) in place of the slash.
PollCat III - Pollable Call Accounting Terminal, User's Guide The Data Filter