Summary:ASTERISK-09583: Setting a variable in the AGI using a dial plan function.
Reporter:Bill Kunyiha (bgitonga)Labels:
Date Opened:2007-06-04 15:26:48Date Closed:2011-06-07 14:08:11
Versions:Frequency of
Description:I have tried this with both perl and php and get the same results.

I'm attempting to set a variable in Perl and PHP AGI.
It works in the dial plan (extensions.conf) but not in the AGI script

In extensions.conf, the following works
exten => 105,1,Set(this_location=${DUNDILOOKUP(105|priv)})
this_location is set to what the DUNDILOOKUP function gets. But doing the same thing in the perl or php agi does not work. Please see bellow.

this_location is set to the string ${DUNDILOOKUP(105|priv)}. Thus the DUNDILOOKUP function is never executed.

I have tried escaping the symbols but this too does not help.

Using the exec function does not work either.
Which also sets this_location to the string ${DUNDILOOKUP(105|priv)}

This might be a bug in the AGI. Please look into it.

Comments:By: Tilghman Lesher (tilghman) 2007-06-04 16:47:10

This is not a bug.  You cannot use dialplan syntax in AGI, because AGI is not the dialplan.

What you should be doing is retrieving the value of the function with:

and then set the result with:
SET VARIABLE ring_group_string "whatever"