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SWS PhoneSMSEnableStatus Method

This call may be used to GET or SET the SMS enabled status for RentalID/PhoneID record combinations for specified SiteID. This will update only one contact on the specified RentalID. A RentalID, PhoneID or both must be supplied in the parameters. Only records having RENTAL_STATUS of “CURRENT_OCCUPIED”, “DELINQUENT”, “IN_PROCESS”, “RESERVED” or “SOFT_RESERVED” will be reported or affected.


Name DataType Is Required
SiteId Long Required
Description The site’s ID number. This can be found using the GetSiteList method.
Get_Set String Optional
Description  Accepted values are “GET” or “SET”, with “GET” being the default value.
RentalID Long Optional*
Description The rental item’s ID number. This is returned when using the MakeReservation method or can be searched for using the SearchBy method.
* Either the RentalID or PhoneID is required.
PhoneID Long Optional*
Description The ID number of the phone. This can be found using the GetContacts method.
* Either the RentalID or PhoneID is required.
Status String Required*
Description Indicates if you are enabling SMS on an account (“SET”) or just getting the current status (“GET”).
* This value is required only for “SET”, otherwise it is ignored.

Returned Parameters

Name DataType
Response String
Description “SUCCESS” indicates that the query was successful, or “FAILURE” if not.
Description The ID number of the rental.
Description The phone’s ID number.
Status String
Description The current SMS enabled status of the Rental/Phone combination. If using “GET”, this is the current status. If using “SET”, returns the status you just added.


As with every method we need to pass in credentials. We do this with the LookupUser request object.

We’ll assume you’ve got a web reference, let’s name it SWS, in your Visual Studio project. At this point we need to create our objects. We’ll need the standard service object, a SiteID request object, an GetUpdatePhoneID request object, and a GetUpdateSMS response object. We can define and create those objects like this:

// Create the request and response objects
SWS.WSSoapClient service = new SWS.WSSoapClient();
SWS.SiteID_Request siteID_rqst = new SWS.SiteID_Request();
SWS.GetUpdatePhoneID_Request SMSphone_rqst = new
SWS.GetUpdateSMS_Response response = new SWS.GetUpdateSMS_Response ();

Now we set up the parameters for our request.

// SiteID Request- this is a required parameter
siteID_rqst.SiteID = 123456;
// Get_Set Request
// this is an optional parameter, “GET” is the default valueSMSphone.Get_Set = “GET”
// PhoneID Request 
// these are required parameters, you must set one or both in each 
elementSMSphone_rqst.PhoneIDs(0).RentalID = 234567;
SMSphone_rqst.PhoneIDs(0).PhoneID = 345678;

Finally we can call the method and pass across the login object and the request objects to get our resultant dataset. It’s a good idea to do this in a Try Catch block.

// Call the method that will load the response object
try{response = service.PhoneSMSEnabledStatus(user_rqst, siteID_rqst, SMSphone_rqst);}
catch (Exception ex){  MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);}

Note that if something goes wrong the service will respond with an exception. You’ll want to take a look at that message returned in that exception so it can be debugged.

For a full list of methods see SWS Methods.

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