PIN Template Macros

Each PBX has different rules for adding a PIN to a dialing sequence. Some require the phone number followed by the PIN. Some require the PIN before the phone number. Some require an access code for an outside line, or a feature code to indicate that a number is a PIN. Some require a separator character between the PIN and the number. A telephony PIN template can use macros to specify and format the information in a PIN.

Vocera provides the following macros for specifying a PIN template:

Table 1. PIN template macros

Macro

Effect

%A

Expands to the value of the access code for the phone number being dialed.

%M

Expands to the value of the phone number being dialed.

%N

Expands to the value of the access code for the phone number being dialed, followed by the phone number. The %N macro is the equivalent of the %A macro followed by the %M macro.

%P

Expands to the value in one of the following fields, listed in descending order of precedence:

  • The PIN for Long Distance Calls field in the Phone page of the Add/Edit User dialog box.

  • The PIN for Long Distance Calls field in the Department page of the Add/Edit Group dialog box.

  • The PIN for Long Distance Calls field in the PIN page of the Telephony section.

The %A and %M macros are useful for inserting a PIN into the dialing sequence (for example, between the access code and the number) instead of appending it.