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Templates control how messages are formatted and are a key component in configuring PageGate to send messages. PageGate comes preloaded with a set of default templates that you may never need to modify. However, the Templates section provides Administrators easy access to modify any or all variables for any or all messages that leave the system.
This means that a message template can be configured for all messages that leave the system or messages specific to a given interface, connector, carrier or recipient. The priority order for the templates is as follows:
This inter-connected system enables changes to be made for the maximum number of recipients by making a single change to one of the parent templates.
For example, if a Recipient has a template that has been applied to it, PageGate will format any messages delivered to this recipient based on its template regardless of whether Carrier, Connector, Interface or Global templates have been configured. This allows you to create exceptions for Global rules by creating templates unique to a given Recipient, Carrier, Connector or Interface while the rest of your traffic remains formatted to a standard.
Both hard-coded text and PageGate specific macros can be used in each template, combining both static and dynamic elements into the message text. For a full list of variables that can be used, please see the Template Variables section of the manual.