5. To define the Alarm Filter Format, type ^B44 [Enter]. The system will emit a beep and
a cursor will appear.
a) Press the space bar or dash key to indicate a position you do not need to monitor.
Each time the space bar is pressed, a dash will appear in the format definition.
b) When you reach a field you want to monitor, type any letter from A through Z to
assign a variable to that position (see Figure 7.2). For example, to assign the variable
"B" to represent the first four digits of the number dialed, type "BBBB" when you
reach the field used to store the number dialed.
c) When you reach the end of the record, or the last position to be monitored, press
[Enter]. PollCat III will save the Alarm Filter Format.
d) In the example in Figure 7.2, the variable "B" represents the field that contains the
first four digits of the number dialed. The first three lines are sample records, and the
last line is the Alarm Filter Format.
6. Type ^B30 [Enter] to return to the Command Mode.
7. To display the Alarm Filter Format, type ^B45 [Enter].
7.1.3. Single Command Line Method
If you know the exact location and width of each field in the call record, the Alarm Filter
Format can be defined using a single command line. Invoke Command ^B44 as follows:
Where format is the Alarm Filter Format.
Example: Assume that you know the exact location of the field that stores the time the call
was received or placed. If this field spans from the second character through the sixth, and you
wish to assign the variable "A" to this position, invoke Command ^B44 as follows:
Where each dash character (-) represents a position you do not need to monitor, and an "A" has
been entered to define each position in the "time" field that you do need to monitor.
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Figure 7.2: Sample Alarm Filter Format