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Phone

The Phone record stores information about each phone number related to your Debtor accounts. You can store as many phone records as needed. Active numbers can be transferred to the Debtor screen to display to the end user in one of Collect!'s Debtor phone fields. Whenever you type into a phone field on the Debtor screen, Collect! will create a new Phone record if one does not exist for the phone number you are typing.

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Phone Record

Whenever you update an existing number in a phone field, including adding or changing an extension, Collect! will create or modify the Phone records as needed.

When you leave a Phone record or tab out of a phone field on the Debtor, the Phone Record list is sorted with all the ACTIVE = YES at the top, sorted by "most recently modified," then all ACTIVE = NO sorted by "most recently modified."

Phone Number

Enter the Phone number. The maximum number of characters can be 23. Many formats can be used. Be consistent throughout the database when entering phone numbers. You can easily manage the format if needed to be shown differently.

tip.gif You can switch ON 'Only numerics in phone fields' in Screens and Messages to remove any non-numeric data from your phone fields.

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Extension

Enter the Phone extension, if needed. This fields holds up to 5 characters. Whenever you update an Extension field for one of the Phone numbers on the Debtor screen, Collect! will automatically update the Phone record as well.

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Debtor Name

This field contains the name of the Debtor attached to this Phone record.

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Active

This field tells you if the phone number is an active number. It is used with the field on the Debtor screen that matches the value displayed in the "Position" field. You can change the value to "No" if this is not an active number.

tip.gif If you switch this to "No" Collect! will clear the number from the corresponding field on the Debtor screen. Further details can be recorded in other fields on this Phone record.

tip.gif You may need to tab out of the Phone field on the Debtor screen to see it clear when you set Active to NO.

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Position

This is the position on the Debtor screen which this Phone number applies to. The four choices are Home, POE, Cell and Other. If the Phone number is not displayed on the Debtor screen, select "Not on main page."

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Timezone

This field displays the Timezone for the Phone number.

The control file that manages Debtor timezones is called setzone.ctf and is stored in your "\CV11\masterdb\control" folder.

As of version CV11.6.2.1, control files to set timezones for Cosigners/Other Parties and record items stored in the Phone tab are available for download from the Member Center. They are DCsetzone.ctf and PHsetzone.ctf, respectively. If you are not currently a Member, contact Administration at 250-391-0466 option 3 for pricing.

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Source

This field may be used to hold information about where the Phone number was obtained. Several default values are supplied but the pick list may be modified as needed.

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Owner

This field may be used to specify a relationship of the Phone number to the Debtor. Several default values are supplied but the pick list may be modified as needed.

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Status

This area displays check boxes that may be used to add details to the phone number displayed in this Phone record. These options can be used in reports and searches.

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SMS

Select this option with a check mark if this phone number can be used for SMS text messaging.

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Rpc

Select this option with a check mark if this phone number is a right party contact. This information is displayed when you view the Phone list from the Debtor.

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Invalid Number

Select this option with a check mark if this phone number is not a valid number.

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Do Not Call

Select this option with a check mark if there is a Do Not Call order on this number.

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Not In Service

Select this option with a check mark if this phone number is not in service. You can select further options for explaining your choice in other fields on the Phone record.

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Last Called

This area can store the Date and Time of the last attempt made to phone this number.

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Date

Enter the Date of the last attempt made to phone this number. The information you enter will be displayed when you view the Phone list from the Debtor.

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Time

Optionally, you can enter the Time of the last attempt made to phone this number.

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Last Result

Select a value from the attached pick list to note the result of the last attempt made to phone this number. You can add a pick list of result codes to use with your call campaigns and reports. This information is displayed when you view the Phone list from the Debtor.

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Nis ID

Select a value from the attached pick list to identify this phone record. You can add to the pick list as needed for your own purposes.

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Nis Reason

Select a value from the attached pick list to explain why this phone number is NIS. You can add to the pick list as needed for your own purposes.

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Created

This read only field displays the Date this Phone record was created. Next to it, is the ID of the Operator who created the record.

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Created Time

This read only field displays the Time this Phone record was created.

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Modified

This read only field displays the most recent Date when this Phone record was modified. Next to it, is the ID of the Operator who edited the record.

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Modified Time

This read only field displays the most recent Time when this Phone record was modified.

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OK

Select this button to save any changes you have made and return to the previous form.

<<

Select this button to navigate to the previous record in the database.

>>

Selecting this button to navigate to the next record in the database.

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New

Select this to open a new blank Phone form.

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Delete

Select this to delete the displayed or highlighted Phone record.

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Cancel

Select this button to ignore any changes you may have made and return to the previous form.

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Help

Select this button for help on the Phone form and links to related topics.

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Update Phone Records

You can create and update Phone records through the Tools menu, Utilities, Update Phone Records option. Please refer to Help topic, Update Phone Records for details.

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Create Phone Records

You can create Phone records during the manual upgrade process. Please refer to Upgrade Database for details.

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Importing Phone Records

You can create Phone records in an import routine. Please refer to Help topic, Import Phone for details.

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See Also

- How To Start Using Collect!
- Update Phone Records

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