Each callable phone or station in PureCloud has one or more addresses. To keep addresses updated, or to create a dial plan (call routing) rule, an administrator can add an address to the system. This topic describes the syntax for creating a PureCloud phone address.
You can assign multiple addresses to a callable entity. For example, you can assign a user with a number and a SIP address, such as tel:+15177158105 and sip:firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following rules apply to the addresses that you create:
- Normalized addresses require a prefix that indicates the address type, such as tel:, sip:, sips,…
- All addresses in the system must be unique.
Some administrator applications also require you to enter a normalized address.
Syntax examples for phone addresses
E.164 formatted numbers have the following compositions:
or for numbers that include an extension:
To normalize an E.164 number so that PureCloud can use it, add a “tel:” and a “+”prefix:
Network phone numbers can have the following compositions:
sips:user@host;parameters (Indicating an encrypted connection)
The user portion and parameters are optional; ext” can be one of the parameters.
A PureCloud address can apply to any addressable entity, such as:
- Profiles (IVRs) and specific points within profiles
- Distribution queues
- External numbers
- Other Edge devices
The system requires a telephony admin to enter a normalized address in certain configuration applications, such as when creating a classification. In most cases, PureCloud creates phone addresses automatically. For example, when an administrator uses the UI to assign a direct dial (DID) phone number to a user, PureCloud normalizes the number after the admin saves the transaction.