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Dani Riera
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Username: Drieran

Post Number: 3
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 06:26 am:   

Hi, I'm working with mblox and I need to know the delivery status of a sms. SMPP specification can control where the delivery notification/report when registered_delivery field is set.

How I can activate this in NowSMS and how I can access to this report ?

If this is not possible I need to join the status of file SMSOUT-2005xxxxx with my database, but here my question is how to join. If when I submit the sms via http I can get the ID used in nowsms will be great.

Somebody can help me ?

Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 4769
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 - 12:19 pm:   

Hi Dani,

When submitting a message via HTTP, you need to include the parameter "&ReceiptRequested=Yes" in the HTTP request.

When submitting to an SMPP server, this will set the "registered_delivery" flag.

Now, where it gets more complex ...

When you submit via HTTP, NowSMS will include the message id it assigns in the HTTP response. (If you do not see this, then you need an update ... but more on this in a moment.)

The next problem is that the receipt will typically come back in, but it will have the message id that was assigned by your provider, instead of NowSMS' id. There is a setting described in the following thread:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/9063.html

This setting enables tracking of the SMPP message ids, so that when a receipt comes back in, the id in the receipt will get converted back to the one originally assigned by NowSMS.

This support is new, and it is not very well described yet.

The latest update is v5.51d, which can be downloaded at http://www.nowsms.com/download/latestpatch.zip. v5.51 needs to be installed first, and then this ZIP gets applied to update a v5.51 installation.

-bn
David Derr
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Username: Davovad

Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 08:44 pm:   

I have followed the instructions above and elsewhere to get Delivery Receipts:

-Version v5.51d is installed
-&ReceiptRequested=Yes is in the HTTP request
-DeliveryReceiptFlag=1 is set under [SMPP] in the smsgw.ini file
-&message_id=@@MESSAGEID@@ is set in the ReceiveSMSCommand

Yet, the message id that is reported back to me from the http response differs from the message id I see in the @@MESSAGEID@@ value.

Have I missed something?

BTW - the link above (http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/9063.html ) doesn't seem to go to a discussion related to Delivery Receipts
Dani Riera
New member
Username: Drieran

Post Number: 6
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 04:40 am:   

I putted also in smsgw.ini TrackSMPPReceipts=Yes but the message id differs already.

Any solution ?
David Derr
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Username: Davovad

Post Number: 2
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 08:22 pm:   

I tried adding TrackSMPPReceipts=Yes as well and still am not seeing an ID that correlates to the ID that I received from the original send.

I think, based on the other threads I have been reading, that the matching nowsms id will not be set in the @@MESSAGEID@@ parameter that is set in the action of the 2-way setup, but rather the id of the message after id: in the return receipt will be replaced with the nowsms id of the original message that the recipt belongs to.

I am not sure of this though, so some confirmation by Bryce or anyone who has successfully set this up would be appreciated.

Thanks again.

-David
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 4812
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, August 29, 2005 - 08:16 pm:   

I must have cut & pasted incorrectly on the above referenced link.

It should have been:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/9540.html

There is also discussion here:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/10825.html
http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/10644.html

Regarding some of the questions above:


quote:

I think, based on the other threads I have been reading, that the matching nowsms id will not be set in the @@MESSAGEID@@ parameter that is set in the action of the 2-way setup, but rather the id of the message after id: in the return receipt will be replaced with the nowsms id of the original message that the recipt belongs to.




Right.

To be honest, we're still trying to figure out the best way to implement this feature.

And we hadn't fully thought out how to handle the 2-way commands. But I like the idea of having a replaceable parameter contain the receipted_message_id.

(The purpose of the @@MESSAGEID@@ parameter was something different. We added it because someone was having problems with their script returning errors, which causes NowSMS to retry. And they wanted a way to ensure that the same message wasn't processed more than once.)

We're planning an update to address the issue discussed here (SMSC does not supported receipted_message_id parameter and puts the id in the text only):

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/10644.html

So I'm going to see if we can also include an @@RECEIPTMESSAGEID@@ parameter in 2-way commands for receipts.

-bn
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 4816
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 05:15 pm:   

Follow-up:

We're planning to post an update within the next 24 hours that adds support for a @@RECEIPTMESSAGEID@@ parameter for allowing delivery notification receipts to be processed in 2-way scripts.

I've posted some more details in the following thread:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/10825.html

And I plan on posting an additional follow-up here when the update is available for download.

-bn
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 4819
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 09:16 pm:   

Follow-up:

An update has been posted which addresses the issue described above.

Download link for update (v5.51e): http://www.nowsms.com/download/latestpatch.zip

Related threads:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/10862.html
http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/10644.html
http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/10825.html

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