The Forwarding view

When users change states or create appointments in Totalview, they can also set where to forward their default local phone and what DND settings to use. When running 3CX the Outbound Caller ID can also be set.
Besides entering a phone number in the To Phone field, the user can select the To Phone drop down and select one of the predefined numbers.

 

 

 

 

The numbers listed in the drop down are defined by the forwarding rules and the users contact info.
When using a template and setting the Forward call to the value Default (See: Phone settings), the phone settings are set from top item in the drop down list.
The defined forwarding rules are also used to specify if and where to forward calls and what DND setting and Outbound Caller ID to use (3CX only), when appointments are synchronized from the calendar system.

Creating the forwarding list

When populating the forwarding list with predefined numbers to forward to, the forwarding rules are traversed first and then the users contact info list.

Forwarding rules

 

The defined forwarding rules are traversed from top to bottom. If the Filter condition is met for the user, then the forwarding setting is added to the forwarding list. If the forwarding setting is a lookup, then the lookup field for the user must contain a value or else the forwarding setting will not be added to the forwarding list.
Contact info

 

The user’s contact info is created in the Users view (See: The User view).

The numbers are added to the forwarding list in the order: default Work, default Mobile and default Home. Any additional numbers are added in the order: Local, Work, Mobile and Home.

Setting up the forwarding rules

In the left side of the view, the forwarding rules are listed. The right side lists the forwarding rule defined for the selected rule.

Display

Name The name given to the rule is listed in the client when the rule applies to a user.
Description The description is visible only in the forwarding view.

 

When creating a forwarding rule the forward to number can be defined as a predefined value or a field value.

Phone number

Values Set the actual number to forward. The number can be any number, e.g. local number, home number or mobile number.
Field When using field values, the forwarding number is found by looking up the value defined in the Lookup field. The lookup field can be any of the standard fields or custom fields defined.

 

The DND and Forward type can also be set to overrule the used template settings.

Phone settings

Forward type Select what forward type to use. If Use template is selected, then the settings from the used template are used.
DND Select what DND type to use. If Use template is selected, then the settings from the used template are used.

 

When creating a forwarding rule, a condition is also set for when the rule applies.

Filter

Field Set the Field to define what standard field or custom field condition must be met for the rule to be applied. If <everyone> is selected then the rules applies regardless of the users standard field or custom field values.
Template Set the Template to define what templates this rule applies to. If <everyone> is selected then the rules applies to every template.

Outbound Caller ID

Only available when running 3CX. Requires that the Set caller ID user right is assigned to the user.
Outbound Caller ID Set the Outbound Caller ID. If Use template is selected, then the settings from the used template is used.

Explanation of defined forwarding rules

Below is an explanation of how the rules in the screen dump above are applied.

Sales: (where) Division = Sales and Management and Template = Home
This rule will apply to a user if the value of the user’s custom field Division is Sales and Management and the Template Home is used. If this is true, then all calls will be forwarded to 3000. The DND settings will use the settings from the Home template.

Reception: (where) everyone and Template = Home
This rule will apply to all users using the Template Home. If this is true, then all calls will be forwarded to 4000. The DND settings will use the settings from the Home template.

Using the rules listed above it is possible to define different phone settings for the users. In the above example there is a rule for Sales and a rule for all other users.

Last edited on September 11th, 2017