The next table presents the properties of the Start iSMS element.

Property

Description

Optionality

Default value

Obs.

Name

Internal name that identifies the element.

Mandatory

 

See rules for naming elements.

Description

Free text that describes the Start iSMS. You can edit the text by directly typing it in the property or in the description editor which opens by clicking

Optional

 

Useful for documentation purposes.

The maximum size of this property is 2000 characters.

Large Account

Application large account used.

Mandatory

 

 

Priority

Indicates the priority that the SMS Message has in the Platform Server queue.

Mandatory

3 - Normal

 

Encoding

Indicates what encoding is used by Platform Server when sending the SMS message. The possible values are: Default (7 bits), Binary (8 bits), and UTF (16 bits).

Optional

 

If this property is not specified, the value that is used is the one configured at the eSpace properties. The default value is 7 bits.

Usually, the encoding is 7 bits.

Phone Slot

Indicates to what phone slot the SMS message is sent. The possible values are: (None), (Default), 1 , …, 7.

Mandatory

(Default)

If this property is set to (Default), then the SMS message is sent to the eSpace phone slot. This value can be configured in the eSpace properties. If this property is set to (none), then no specific slot is used when sending the SMS message.

Billing Description

Text used in the invoice.

Optional

 

 

Billing Code

Rating used.

Optional

 

 

Delivery Report

Indicates if whether delivery information is processed by OutSystems Platform. The possible values are:

(blank): the element inherits the configuration of the eSpace; Off: the message is not logged by OutSystems Platform; Failure Only: only in case of failure is the message logged; On: the message is logged by OutSystems Platform.

Mandatory

(blank)

A system action, if it exists, is executed in the same circumstances as the logging.

Learn more about OnDeliveryReport system action.

Max. Length

Indicates the maximum number of characters that the SMS message can have. The possible values are 160, 320, and 480.

Mandatory

160

This property indicates how many SMS messages are, in fact, sent by Platform Server. When using the default encoding, if the value is 160, 320 or 480, then respectively 1, 2, or 3 messages are sent.

SMS Commands - The commands which implement the interaction between the end-user and the eSpace.

Pattern

Pattern to be matched in the current pattern command.

Optional

NA

An empty command is deleted from the list of pattern commands.

Destination

List of possible screens and possible actions are displayed for the command. Simply choose one of these.

The possible destinations are:

  • All the screen actions created for the current screen, sorted by name.

  • (Current Screen).

  • All the Wait Message, Send Message and Start iSMS you are already connected to, sorted by name.

Optional

 

The (none) option must only be used as an auxiliary. Service Studio validation does not allow this option.

Arguments

The arguments of the widget correspond to the input parameters of the screen action or screen (depending on the Destination). The values of the parameters must be of the same type as the input parameters.

NA

NA

The argument is mandatory or optional, if the parameter in the destination screen is respectively mandatory or optional.

See Also

Start iSMS Description