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#1 Neil Hunter

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 07:51 AM

Hey all,

I have to do a proof of concept for some call centre software, and need some advice on the following :

1) They have Service Level Agreements over n minutes depending on the severity of the call and need to follow up on calls over n period of time. Now the question is, has anybody used a timer control within Pro-Iv to popup screens, do updates etc ?

2) Has anybody got Global Lscalls to work dynamically ?

I.E. $FUNCT = 'TESTFUN'
GLOBAL_LSCALL($FUNCT)

By my logic, this is similiar to @LFUNCT = 'TESTFUN' and should therefore work the same way ?

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 08:45 AM

Hi,

2) No you cannot use 'dynamic' global function calls. It would be good if we could, but currently you must hard code the name in logic.

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 08:49 AM

Thanks Rob, thought as much. Back to the drawing board to work around this ...

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 01:42 PM

Bump

Anybody sucessfully implemented a Timer control within Pro4 ?

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 02:55 PM

It might not be the nicest way, but I ran batch jobs every hour or so (scheduled from the OS) that performed several ProIV updates and sent email based on its findings... No popups or exact time message delivery, but pretty good for our purpose.
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Posted 07 September 2005 - 03:58 PM

Neil,

2) Has anybody got Global Lscalls to work dynamically ?

I.E. $FUNCT = 'TESTFUN'
GLOBAL_LSCALL($FUNCT)


You've probably thought of this, but:

CASE $FUNCT
WHEN 'TEDIOUS': GLOBAL_LSCALL(TEDIOUS, 123)
WHEN 'NOT_FUN': GLOBAL_LSCALL(NOT_FUN, 124)
ETC.

hth,

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#7 Richard Bassett

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 06:16 PM

You could also consider wrapping that CASE statement ina a global logic - that at least keeps all the mess in one place.

BE WARNED that [last time I tried on V4.6 anyway] arguments in a GLOBAL_LSCALL interface in a global logic that are arrays and/or are the subject of an EXTERN simply do not work properly. (Search forum for previous posts)

If your global functions do not pass data via interfaces though, this could well work for you.

Edited by Richard Bassett, 07 September 2005 - 06:17 PM.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 05:34 AM

Neil,

2) Has anybody got Global Lscalls to work dynamically ?

I.E. $FUNCT = 'TESTFUN'
GLOBAL_LSCALL($FUNCT)


You've probably thought of this, but:

CASE $FUNCT
WHEN 'TEDIOUS': GLOBAL_LSCALL(TEDIOUS, 123)
WHEN 'NOT_FUN': GLOBAL_LSCALL(NOT_FUN, 124)
ETC.

hth,

Joseph

Joseph, Thats exactly what i'm doing now, but thanks for the suggestion :lol:

CSuarezdelReal, I need to have interaction on the user side rather than from the server side. IE Call gets logged, SLA dictates that call must be attended to within 30 minutes of logging, so after 30 minutes an event/process must get fired that alerts the user that the call is outstanding etc. And it all has to be within Pro4, so no e mailing

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:03 AM

Um.. Neil,
Wouldn't it nevertheless be a lot better to drive timer-for-SLA stuff from the server-side if possible given that a particular client PC might be "down" far more often than the server or might be unattended - in which case should the system escalate the issue to someone/where else?
Just a thought.
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#10 Neil Hunter

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:06 AM

Its all from a centralised server over a WAN. But yes your logic is spot on, user may be sitting at their workstation doing absolutely nothing for longer than a prescribed period. This is one of the reasons that I wanted to do it from the client side, so that a user would not have to interact with the server eg. check calls every x minutes to see whats happening.

Or in another case, yes you run an update server side by cron or scheduled task. Then what ? Some sort of user intervention would be required

Unless my logic is flawed ? :lol:



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