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Get a telephone number from incoming calls for use in a Visual Basic program

We have a Visual Basic program designed to create service calls for a customer.  We have a search routine (by telephone number) to retrieve data for a customer.  What we want to do is to get the phone number when the cusomer calls, and automatically execute the search routine.

Hope someone can help

Thanks

Jack Vannoy
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David LeeCommented:
Hi JackVannoy,

You'll want a caller-id control, like this one http://www.sunny-beach.net/calleridactivex.htm, and a modem supporting caller-id.  

Cheers!
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vinnyd79Commented:
There is an example of a VB answering machine with caller-id here:

http://www.geocities.com/sfrare/vbtapi3.html

Maybe it can help.
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JackVannoyAuthor Commented:
Hi, this comment is for bluedevilfan

Thank you for your answer to my question.  I have been a little slow in responding, because of another project, however I am back on this one now.

It looks like the (Caller ID Box) from sunny-beach.net may be the answer.  Right now, I need to find, if available, a USB TAPI device that will handle multiple phone lines.  Any idea on where I might find this?

I will respond further on this question in the very near future.

Thanks again

Jack Vannoy
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David LeeCommented:
Hi, Jack.

Sorry, but I can't answer your question about a multi-line USB TAPI device.  
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JackVannoyAuthor Commented:
Hi, this comment is for BlueDevilFan

Thank you for your interest and responses.

Looks like we won't be using the (Caller ID Box) from sunny-beach.net after all.

You definitely did put us on the right track to solve our problem.  I am going to close this question and award you the points.

Thanks again

Jack Vannoy
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David LeeCommented:
You're welcome, Jack.  Glad I could help out.
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