# [Asterisk-Users] Variable digit length in national dial plan

Alfred R. Nurnberger alfred at flosys.com
Sun Mar 14 19:51:26 MST 2004

Try this:

exten => _0XXXXXXXX.,1,Dial(Zap/g2/\${EXTEN})

The dot at the end means that more digits may follow.
This way * determines end of number by a timeout.

In general you could use:

exten => _X.,1,Dial(Zap/g2/\${EXTEN})

This way ANY length number would be sent out 1:1
Only drawback is the 5 sec. wait until it is sent to the PSTN.

- Alfred

-----Original Message-----
marco.parisotto at puntocontatto.it
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2004 4:58 AM
To: asterisk-users at lists.digium.com
Subject: [Asterisk-Users] Variable digit length in national dial plan

Dear All,

we are integrating Asterisk between PSTN and a Panasonic PBX using 2 E100P
cards
and  PRI lines.

------PSTN----<>--PRI---Asterisk----<>-----PRI---Panasonic PBX

Everything works fine except for outgoing calls.
In Italy the local call may have a variable lenght (9 or 10 digit). How
can we
instruct Asterisk to wait the possibly 10th digit?
We tried to configure the extension.con as follow:
;emergency number
exten => _1xx,1,Dial(Zap/g2/\${EXTEN})
;international
exten => _00XX.,1,Dial(Zap/g2/\${EXTEN})
;Local  9 Digit
exten => _0XXXXXXXX,1,Dial(Zap/g2/\${EXTEN})
;Local 10 Digit
exten => _0XXXXXXXXX,1,Dial(Zap/g2/\${EXTEN})

But it does not work.... while attempting a number of ten digit asterisk
sends out a 9 lenght digit number, ignoring the 10th digit.
We have a work around that consists in terminating the dialed number
with a # character... But it is very unprofessional solution.
May someone help us?
Best regards,

Marco

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