Try this calculation:
"callto://+" & n.phone.number
Wow Dave Thanks!!!!
Now, I don't understand why even though I have my Skype configured to dial "1" and then the phone number why when I click on the newly created button, it only dials the number without the "1".
Can you tell me how I might add the "+1" in front of phone numbers so that I don't have to do that to every single record?
Try this then:
"callto://+1" & n.phone.number
It just depends where the number 1 has to come in the phone number dialled.
For numbers in the Netherlands, I see that the country code is 31 so the number to dial should be something like +31305551234 where 31 is the country, 30 is the area, and 5551234 is the phone number. Are you saying that you would need +131305551234 ?
I'm in the US. Yes, all I needed was the "1". Your edit did the trick.
I got it to work but now would like to add additional 'alternate' phone numbers. I tried doing the same thing and simply changed the name of the phone number field to Alternate_Phone [tried both with and without spaces] and created the skype.out field and deleted it from the layout but when I click on the button it does what the first button was doing before I substituted the '//'.
Do I have to do something different for additional phone numbers?
It should work the same for different field names.
Can you post what fields you have and what new calculations you are using?
Sure, the one that works:
- Phone type Text
- The "Phone" button is Open URL [No dialog; layout name::Skype.out]
- The calculated field: Skype.out. Calculation ="callto://+1" &Phone
The one that does not work:
- Alternate_Phone type Text
- "Cell Phone" button is Open URL [No dialog; layout name::Alternate_Phone]
- Skype.out2 Calculation = "callto://+1" &Alternate_Phone
I suppose the question is whether cell phones need some sort of different prefixing.
I would suggest that you call a cell phone manually in Skype and take note of the number it is calling. Then report back here and I will have a look at the calculation you might need.
I call my cell phone [and others] in exactly the same way that I do a land line.
In your message above you have said:
"Cell Phone" button is Open URL [No dialog; layout name::Alternate_Phone]
Should this not be:
"Cell Phone" button is Open URL [No dialog; layout name::Skype.out2]
That did it! Man, I just can't stand NOT being able to pay better attention to detail!
Thanks yet again,