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A brief overview of the settings and configurations available in the Matching tab of the Dialing Rules applet in RightFax.

Hello My Name is Jay Campbell with The Fax Guys for RightFax University.  Today we will discuss the Dialing Rules Matching Tab in detail.  This video was recorded at 1280 by 720 resolution for High Definition and is best viewed in full screen mode.

Let’s get started.

Here is the Pattern field.   This specifies the destination fax number or number pattern that the dialing rule will apply to. RightFax ignores any hyphens, parentheses, or spaces in the pattern string. The pattern can include the digits 0–9, as well as the pound and asterisk keys.

In addition, there are 4 wildcards you can use to define variables in the number pattern and thereby specify a range of numbers that the rule will apply to.

There are 4 wildcards you will be using:

First is the + Matches zero or more digits and must always appear at the end of number string.

For Example, 952+ would match for any number that starts with 952,

Next we have tilde (that’s the key above the hyphen, next to your 1 key on the keyboard, and it’s great for using in words like manyana.  In RightFax, we use it to match no or 1 digit, it can be placed anywhere in the number string.

For Example, if we add the tilde to the front of our match for 952+ so we get ~952+, this will match any number beginning with 952 with or without a preceding one.

You can add multiple tildes for multiple matches, for example we can show ~~952+, and this will match the same number starting with the 952 prefix even if there were no preceding digits, a preceding  1, or a preceding  91.

Third we have the question mark.  This wild card matches exactly one digit, so 952-252-9??? Would match any number we dialed between 952-252-9000 to 952-252-9999.

Finally we have the table variable.  This allows for a match of a number to digits specified in a table you create and name, it allows for flexible and easy routing when you need to specify a range of numbers.  The pattern match here is still required in order to use the table variable.  For Example, see the rule created here (%[1001_1100,4]

This rule will match all 4 digit numbers dialed within that 100 number range

4 digits working. demo not working outside table range

You can see the table named 1001_1100 here in the dialing tables section of the dialing plan applet.  You could name it manyana if you like.  I will go over Destination tables in greater specific detail in a later video.

That’s it for the wildcards.  The matching tab does have a few more features.

We have the Priorities listed here (DEMO)

Priorites This setting Restricts rule matching by the priority assigned by the user to the fax. Only faxes with the priority levels selected here will be considered for this rule. Matching based on priority can be useful when doing fax broadcasts or other large volume faxing. It can also be useful for universal redirection of faxes (e.g., send all high priority faxes from Server2 instead of Server1).

Fax Traffic Type - Apply the dialing rule based on whether the fax was generated by the RightFax Integration Module. You can restrict the rule to production faxes only, non-production faxes only, or apply the rule to all faxes.  This can also be used as a good avenue for universal redirection as well.

The Other options – Mininum Queue Depth and minimum fax size – both of these options allow for certain thresholds in the number of pages in a fax or in the send queue before the rule will be acted upon;

Queue depth Lets you define a dialing rule that can offload outgoing fax traffic to another server when the load on the current server gets too high and minimum fax size lets you define a dialing rule that can offload very large faxes to another server, leaving the local server free to send only smaller faxes.

That’s all for the matching tab.  As you can see, the dialing rules in RIghtFax offer a lot of flexibility in managing the flow of your outbound faxes to suit your specific needs.  I hope this information has been useful for you.

Please check back for more videos in the series on Dialing Rules as well as our other videos covering the many facets of the RightFax software.  The RightFax University library is a work under continual progress and we will be updating often.

This is Jay Campbell with The Fax Guys for RightFax University saying thank you for watching.