【Phonebook】How Can I Configure Directory List
Last modified date: 2020/12/22 Views: 14292

Directory provides easy access to frequently used lists. Users can access to the lists by pressing the Directory soft key when the IP phone is in idle. The lists may contain Local Directory, History, Remote Phone Book and LDAP. Here is the original request from customer:

“How would I set the settings as show in the snapshot below using xml code?  “



There are two methods to reach this. One is via WEB GUI and the other one is via auto provision. Please see details below:

Via WEB:

  1. Login to the management page of IP phone.

  2. Go to page below and select the desired Directory and pressàto add it to the list.


Via auto provision:

1. To configure directory list by auto provision, supplied directory template –favorite_setting.xml will be required. Please visit our website and download auto provision template which includes favorite_setting.xml. Here take T46 as an example:



2. Unzip the file, you can find the xml file like below.

## Enable=1 means you want to add the item to the directory list. You can also rank the desired sources by configure the priority. In the sample below, Local Directory and History will be added to the list:


3. Then upload the favorite.xml file to your configuration server (say,hfs32) and record the URL.

4. Add the URL to the configuration file:

directory_setting.url =


5. After provisioning, you can see the result as below. In this case, when pressing the Directory softkey when the phone is idle, you can easily access to Local Directory and History.


When editing a super search template, please note:

  • Do not rename the directory template.

  • <root_favorite_set> indicates the start of a template and </root_favorite_set> indicates the end of a template.

  • The default display names of directory lists are Local Directory, History, Remote Phone Book and LDAP.

  • When specifying the display priority of the directory list, the valid values are 1, 2, 3 and 4. 1 is the highest priority, 4 is the lowest.

  • When enabling or disabling the desired directory list for Directory, the valid values are 0 and 1. 0 stands for Disabled, 1 stands for Enabled.


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If there are any other questions, please feel free to contact with ticket.yealink.com.

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