Originate a call.
This application originates an outbound call and connects it to a specified extension or application. This application will block until the outgoing call fails or gets answered. At that point, this application will exit with the status variable set and dialplan processing will continue.
This application sets the following channel variable before exiting:
ORIGINATE_STATUS- This indicates the result of the call origination.
- UNKNOWN - In practice, you should never see this value. Please report it to the issue tracker if you ever see it.
tech_data- Channel technology and data for creating the outbound channel. For example, SIP/1234.
type- This should be
exten, depending on whether the outbound channel should be connected to an application or extension.
arg1- If the type is
app, then this is the application name. If the type is
exten, then this is the context that the channel will be sent to.
arg2- If the type is
app, then this is the data passed as arguments to the application. If the type is
exten, then this is the extension that the channel will be sent to.
arg3- If the type is
exten, then this is the priority that the channel is sent to. If the type is
app, then this parameter is ignored.
timeout- Timeout in seconds. Default is 30 seconds.
This documentation was imported from Asterisk Version SVN-branch-11-r418713