Cisco CallManager Administration Guide, Release 3.3(2)
Translation Pattern Configuration
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Translation Pattern Configuration

Table Of Contents

Translation Pattern Configuration

Finding a Translation Pattern

Adding a Translation Pattern

Updating a Translation Pattern

Copying a Translation Pattern

Deleting a Translation Pattern

Translation Pattern Configuration Settings


Translation Pattern Configuration


The Cisco CallManager uses translation patterns to manipulate dialed digits before it routes a call. In some cases, the system does not use the dialed number. In other cases, the public switched telephone network (PSTN) does not recognize the dialed number.

Use the following topics to add, update, copy, or delete a translation pattern:

Finding a Translation Pattern

Adding a Translation Pattern

Updating a Translation Pattern

Copying a Translation Pattern

Deleting a Translation Pattern

Translation Pattern Configuration Settings

Finding a Translation Pattern

Because you might have several translation patterns in your network, Cisco CallManager lets you locate specific translation patterns by using specific criteria as the basis. Use the following procedure to locate translation patterns.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Route Plan > Translation Pattern.

The Find and List Translation Patterns window displays.

Step 2 From the first drop-down list box, choose one of the following criteria:

Pattern (to search by translation pattern names)

Description (to search by translation pattern descriptions)

From the second drop-down list box, choose one of the following criteria:

begins with

contains

ends with

is exactly

Step 3 Specify the appropriate search text, if applicable, and click Find. You can also specify how many items per page to display.


Note To find all translation patterns that are registered in the database, click Find without entering any search text.


A list of discovered translation patterns displays by

Translation pattern icon

Translation Pattern

Partition

Description

Route Filter


Note You can delete multiple translation patterns from the Find and List Translation Patterns window by checking the check boxes next to the appropriate translation patterns and clicking Delete Selected. You can delete all the translation patterns in the window by checking the check box in the matching records title bar and clicking Delete Selected.


Step 4 From the list of records, click the translation pattern that matches your search criteria.

The window displays the translation pattern you choose.


Related Topics

Adding a Translation Pattern

Updating a Translation Pattern

Copying a Translation Pattern

Deleting a Translation Pattern

Translation Pattern Configuration Settings

Adding a Translation Pattern

This section describes how to add a translation pattern.

Before You Begin

Configure the following Cisco CallManager items before adding a translation pattern:

Partition

Route filter

Calling search space

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Route Plan > Translation Pattern.

Step 2 Click Add a New Translation Pattern.

Step 3 Enter the appropriate configuration settings as described in Table 20-1.

Step 4 Click Insert.


Related Topics

Finding a Translation Pattern

Updating a Translation Pattern

Copying a Translation Pattern

Deleting a Translation Pattern

Translation Pattern Configuration Settings

Updating a Translation Pattern

This section describes how to update a translation pattern.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Route Plan > Translation Pattern.

Step 2 Locate the translation pattern that you want to update. See the "Finding a Translation Pattern" section.

Step 3 Update the appropriate settings as described in the "Translation Pattern Configuration Settings" section.


Note Ensure that the translation pattern, using the selected partition, route filter, and numbering plan combination, is unique. Check the route pattern, translation pattern, directory number, call park number, call pickup number, or Meet-Me number configuration windows if you receive an error that indicates duplicate entries.


Step 4 Click Update.

The window displays the updated translation pattern and displays "Status: Update Completed."


Related Topics

Finding a Translation Pattern

Adding a Translation Pattern

Copying a Translation Pattern

Deleting a Translation Pattern

Translation Pattern Configuration Settings

Copying a Translation Pattern

This section describes how to copy a translation pattern.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Route Plan > Translation Pattern.

Step 2 Locate the route pattern that you want to copy. See the "Finding a Translation Pattern" section.

Step 3 Check the check box next to the translation pattern that you want to copy.

Step 4 Click the Copy icon of that translation pattern.

The window displays the copy of the translation pattern.

Step 5 Update the appropriate settings as described in Table 20-1.

Step 6 Click Insert to add the new route pattern.


Related Topics

Finding a Translation Pattern

Adding a Translation Pattern

Updating a Translation Pattern

Deleting a Translation Pattern

Translation Pattern Configuration Settings

Understanding Route Plans, Cisco CallManager System Guide

Deleting a Translation Pattern

This section describes how to delete a translation pattern.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Route Plan > Translation Pattern.

Step 2 Locate the translation pattern that you want to delete. See the "Finding a Translation Pattern" section.

Step 3 Check the check box of the translation pattern that you want to delete and click Delete Selected.

A message displays that states that you cannot undo this action.

Step 4 To delete the translation pattern, click OK or to cancel the deletion, click Cancel.


Caution Check carefully to ensure that you are deleting the correct translation pattern before you initiate this action. You cannot retrieve deleted translation patterns. If a translation pattern is accidentally deleted, you must rebuild it.


Tip You can also delete a translation pattern by locating and displaying the translation pattern that you want to delete and clicking Delete.



Related Topics

Finding a Translation Pattern

Adding a Translation Pattern

Updating a Translation Pattern

Copying a Translation Pattern

Translation Pattern Configuration Settings

Translation Pattern Configuration Settings

Table 20-1 describes the available fields in the Translation Pattern Configuration window.

Table 20-1 Translation Pattern Configuration Settings 

Field
Description
Pattern Definition

Translation Pattern

Enter the translation pattern, including numbers and wildcards (do not use spaces) in the Translation Pattern field. For example, enter 9.@ for typical local access or 8XXX for a typical private network numbering plan. If you leave this field blank, you must select a partition from the Partition drop-down list box.

Note Ensure that the translation pattern, using the chosen partition, route filter, and numbering plan combination, is unique. Check the route pattern, translation pattern, directory number, call park number, call pickup number, or meet-me number if you receive an error that indicates duplicate entries. Alternatively, check the route plan report if you receive an error that indicates duplicate entries.

Partition

Choose a partition. If you do not want to assign a partition, choose <None>. If you choose <None>, you must enter a value in the Translation Pattern field.

If more than 250 partitions exist, the ellipsis (...) button displays next to the drop-down list box. Click the ... button to display the Select Partition window. Enter a partial partition name in the List items where Name contains field. Click the desired partition name in the list of partitions that displays in the Select item to use box, and click OK.

Note Make sure that the combination of translation pattern, route filter, and partition is unique within the Cisco CallManager cluster.

Description

Enter a description for the translation pattern.

Numbering Plan

Choose a numbering plan.

Route Filter

Choosing an optional route filter restricts certain number patterns. See the "Route Pattern Wildcards and Special Characters" section and the "Route Filter Configuration" section for more information.

Calling Search Space

Choose the calling search space for which you are adding a translation pattern, if necessary.

Route Option

The Route Option designation indicates whether you want this translation pattern to be used for routing calls
(such as 9.@ or 8[2-9]XX) or for blocking calls. Choose "Route this pattern" or "Block this pattern" radio button.

Provide Outside Dial Tone

Check the check box if appropriate.

Urgent Priority

Cisco CallManager sets all translation patterns with urgent priority, and you cannot change the priority of the translation patterns.

Calling Party Transformations

Use Calling Party's External Phone Number Mask

Check the check box if you want the full, external phone number used for calling line ID (CLID) on outgoing calls.

Calling Party Transform Mask

Enter a transformation mask value. Valid entries include the digits 0 through 9; the wildcard characters X, asterisk (*), and octothorpe (#); and blank. If this field is blank and the preceding field is not checked, no calling party transformation takes place. See the "Adding a Route List" section for more detailed information.

Prefix Digits (Outgoing Calls)

Enter prefix digits. Valid entries include the digits 0 through 9, #, *, and blank.

Note The appended prefix digit does not affect which directory numbers route to the assigned device.

Calling Party Presentation

Choose whether Cisco CallManager transmits or blocks caller ID.

Choose Default if you do not want to change calling party presentation. Choose Allowed if you want Cisco CallManager to send caller ID. Choose Restricted if you do not want Cisco CallManager to send caller ID.

For more information about this field, see Table 22-4 in the "Calling Party Transformations Settings" section

Called Party Transformations

Discard Digits

Choose the discard digits instructions that you want to be associated with this route pattern. See the "Discard Digits Instructions" section for more information.

Called Party Transform Mask

Enter a transformation mask value. Valid entries include the digits 0 through 9; the wildcard characters X, asterisk (*), and octothorpe (#); and blank. If the field is blank, no transformation takes place. The dialed digits get sent exactly as dialed.

Prefix Digits (Outgoing Calls)

Enter prefix digits. Valid entries include the digits 0 through 9, #, *, and blank.

Note The appended prefix digit does not affect which directory numbers route to the assigned device.


Related Topics

Finding a Translation Pattern

Adding a Translation Pattern

Updating a Translation Pattern

Copying a Translation Pattern

Deleting a Translation Pattern