This page documents the directive that allows the app to dial telephone extensions directly. If the prefix or prefixes are correctly set in the home page, say,
012345, you can simply type
tel:6789 to create a link that will dial the full number
0123456789, or a user of the App can dial the full number by typing only the extension.
The directive is a bit complex to set. Don't let this impress you, you can always contact us -> mailto:support [snail] dr-toolbox [period] com and let us configure the prefix for you.
This is part of the Editing Guide.
How to set a global telephone prefix
In the toolbox HomePage, fill in the "Telephone prefix" text field.
Add or fill in the following code adapted for your needs:
The different parts of the directive are as follows:
EXT=PREFIXare the rules, what prefix to apply to what type of extensions
6XXX: any 4 digit number starting with 6, like
XXX: any 4 digit number starting with 2, 3, or 8, like
XXXX: any 4 digit number (
XXXXX: any 5 digit number, etc.)
=0123477the prefix for that type of extension, eg. above for extensions of the type of
6XXX, use the prefix
0123477, ie for the extension
-XXXXif an extension type is preceded by "-" (minus), then the first digit of that extension will be dropped.
- In a text page, when an extension link is found, the above rules will be processed one after another, in the order they appear in the directive, until a rule matches the current extension, then that rule will be used for the call. So, place specific rules like
6XXXbefore more wide ones like
- Optional: for the prefix, you can use "+44" in place of the initial "0" (for the UK).
Note: to prevent false positives (times, bleeps...), all callable extensions must be preceded by "
Wait for line or pause:
- In the prefix or in the extension, insert a comma "
," for the device make one 2-second pause before dialling the rest of the number. For example, a rule
XXXX=0123456,in the directive, then in any page a text
tel:7890will create an actual link
tel:0123456,7890and if the user clicks on it, the device will dial
0123456then wait 2 seconds, then dial
- Insert a semi-colon "
;" to make the device wait for a "line in" (connection) before dialling the rest.
Please test the feature out after configuring it, as hospital extensions dialling in is not always what one would expect it to be. Ask the hospital switchboard about the rules if any doubt.