Introduction and Overview

The Asterisk Phonebook module allows you to create system-wide speed dial numbers that can be dialed from any phone.

Using speed dial codes requires entering the feature code for speed dial, which is *0 by default. For example, if the speed dial code is 100, then you would dial *0100 to use it.

 

Logging In

  • If you have not already done so use log in to the PBX UI.
  • On the top menu click Admin
  • In the drop down click Asterisk Phonebook

Below is the landing page with no phone book entries:

Creating a Phonebook Entry

Name

Enter a personal or business name.

Number

Enter the number to be dialed. For caller ID to work, it should match the caller ID received from the network.

This is what you would dial if you were to pick up a phone and dial the number

Speed dial code

Enter a speed dial code. The Speed Dial module must be enabled to use these codes.

This is the number that replaces the number above. So instead of dialing 16025551212 you can simply dial 1001

Set Speed Dial

Check this toggle to have the speed dial code automatically created. If you
enter a speed dial code, checking this will have no effect.

Save your changes

Once you have the information entered Click the “Submit Changes Button” and don’t forget to click the “Apply Changes” button in the menu bar.

Once you save your entry it will appear at the top of the page as shown below.

Note the “Export in CSV” where you can export the entries as a CSV file. You can Delete and edit individual entries as well as use “Empty Phonebook” which will delete any entries present.

APPLICATION NOTE

“Empty Phonebook” Cannot be undone. If you have not saved a copy of the entries then your work is gone. You may wish to export in CSV prior to any changes.

Import from CSV

A list of phonebook entries can be imported as a CSV file when the following format is used:

“Tango D. Frog”;6025551212;82646 with one entry per line.

APPLICATION NOTE

Note the “Name” is in quotes and the the semicolon( ; ) is used as a field separator. You may also add a few entries and “Export in CSV” to see a working example.

File

Click “Chose File” and select a previous export or a properly formatted CSV

Upload

Click the “Upload button” then “Apply Changes” at the top. Your entries should appear at the top of the page

APPLICATION NOTE

The module uses the number as the key and may overwrite entries with the same number.