Most users will not need to change the pre-defined classes, which for voice fax and poll calls are as follows:

A Call placement: no Answer
B Call placement: Busy
C Call placement: Call failure other than no answer, busy, no dial tone
D Call placement: no Dial tone or no circuits
E System Error: missing files, etc
F Fax transmission failure
G User defined
H Fax failure at receiving station, e.g. remote Hang-up
I Special 'ignore failure' class, which is always retried, and therefore for which delays cannot be set
J, K, L, M, N, OUser defined

Different categories apply for e-mail calls:

A Timeout
B MailBox errors
C Connection failure
D Domain name error
E Unspecified SMTP Error
F User defined
G User defined
H Host rejected command
I Special 'ignore failure' class, which is always retried, and therefore for which delays cannot be set
J, K, L, M, N, OUser defined

 

If you wish to change the outcome class for an outcome code, you must specify a custom retry parameters file. This should be created using the supplied file CF8.SMR as a pattern, but with a different name.  The file is editable with a text editor such as Notepad and has comments at the top describing the syntax. The fields are as follows:

Outcome Code The status code corresponding to the call placement outcome or the fax transmission outcome.
Outcome Type This special code is used to indicate that an entry is to be used only for fax-call placement, voice-call placement or poll-call placement. For example a call outcome indicating detection of a remote receiving fax machine would signify success for a fax transmit call, but failure for a voice call or fax poll call. Smart Retry is not yet implemented for voice and poll calls.
Outcome Class The class letter you wish to allocate for this outcome (A to H, I, J to O, S or Z).
Page Adjust A value of +1 or -1 to adjust the page-count for specific error outcome codes. You would use a value of +1 for an error code which is returned by the fax board (between pages) in which the preceding page has normally been sent correctly but not counted by the board interface. You would use a value of -1 for an error code normally signaled late by the board interface, after an incorrectly-sent page has been counted as sent. The successful use of this field is an art, not a science: its use may only be recommended if your fax recipients tend to have particular types of machine (e.g. home or office fax machines). A -1 value can also be used to forcibly fail a transmission for which an error code is reported even when the correct number of pages has been reported as sent (which normally causes success to be assumed).
Retry Action A special action code to modify the retry operation:
1the retry is to be sent all at the resolution of the first page.  This code is useful if the outcome indicates that the remote fax is one of those which cannot change resolution during a transmission.
2the retry is to be sent all at low resolution.
9the line is to be taken out of service.  This code should only be applied when the error outcome is specific to a line, usually an analog line.
101-115 these codes are used to specify that the retry (and subsequent retries) are to be done in TOSEND1 to TOSEND15 respectively after this outcome has been encountered.  A value greater than 100 plus the maximum defined TOSEND queue folder will be rejected and CopiaFacts will not start.  A $retry_tosend command will be added (or replaced) in the FS file to ensure that subsequent outcome codes which do not specify a TOSEND folder do not cause the selected folder to change.  You should be careful when using this option that a retry linegroup is not also specified with a linegroup not configured to handle the wanted TOSEND queue.

The use of a special retry parameters file is specified using the $retry_parms command in the CopiaFacts configuration file. A different file may be specified for each line group.

The supplied CF8.SMR file is a sample only.  Its contents correspond to the internal tables which are actually used by the COPIAFACTS program. The COPIAFACTS program makes use of CF8.SMR in its operations, and editing it has no effect on retry operations. The CF8.SMR file is used (and is overridden by a $retry_parms custom file) to translate outcome codes to descriptions in some other programs such as JOBADMIN and job data extraction applications.

Note that CF8.SMR lists for convenience a number of codes which can arise on receive operations only. These are for reference only and have no connection with 'retry' procedures.