Configuring short codes

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What are short codes?

A short code is a number that maps to a destination. An agent can dial the short code to make a call or to transfer an existing call to the destination using ContactPad. This feature is useful if agents frequently call or transfer callers to a particular number or address.

For information about making and transferring calls, see Making an outbound call and Working with an inbound call.

Numbers assigned to applet transfer strings and to short codes must be unique. For example, you cannot have an applet transfer string of 1234 and a short code of 1234. For information about applet transfer strings, see Configuring applet transfer strings.

How do I add a new short code?

To add a short code, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to the VCC Admin Portal and go to System Settings. For information on accessing System Settings, see Editing System Settings.
  2. Click the Short Codes tab. The Short Codes area appears.
  3. In Short Code Mappings, click Add New. A new line appears.

  4. In the newly added fields, provide the following information:

    Field

    Description

    Example

    Name

    The name used to identify the short code.

    Name can contain alphanumeric characters and the following special characters:

    • underscore (_)
    • braces ('(' and ')')
    • slash (/)
    • apostrophe (')
    • ampersand (&)
    • period (.)
    • plus sign (+)
    • colon (:)
    • semicolon (;)
    • comma (,)
    • hyphen (-)
    • space ( )

    Short code names must be unique in your VCC account.

    ACME Phones

    Display in Contact PadThis setting determines whether the short code's name appears in ContactPad.
    Click the check box to make the short code visible within the Make Call or Consult dialog box in ContactPad.

    Short Code

    The number that an agent can dial to make a call to, or use to transfer an existing call to, the number defined in the Destination field.

    The maximum length of a short code is defined in the Length field in the Transfer String Limit section in System Settings. For information about System Settings, see Editing System Settings. The default maximum length is four digits and the absolute maximum is 10.

    12345

    Destination

    The number that the short code routes the call to.

    Allowable destinations depend on your account settings:

    • If non-geographic numbers are enabled for your account, you can provide any telephone number or email address. It is your responsibility to ensure that the value or values you provide are valid.

    • If non-geographic numbers are not enabled for your account, you must provide a valid telephone number. The telephone number must begin with '01', '02', '03', '0870', and contain no spaces.

    01832 573829 +441832573829

  5. Click Update. The short code appears in the Short Code Mappings area.

How do I modify an existing short code?

To modify an existing short code, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to the VCC Admin Portal and go to System Settings. For information on accessing System Settings, see Editing System Settings.
  2. Click the Short Codes tab. The Short Codes area appears.
  3. Make changes to the required short code or short codes as required. Click Update. Your changes are saved.

How do I delete a short code?

To delete a short code, select the check box alongside the short code you want to delete. Click Update. The short code is removed from the list of existing short codes.

To delete all the short codes, select the Select All check box and click Update. The short codes are all removed from the list of existing short codes.