IdentificationIdentification settings define how customer interactions (i.e., calls, SMS/texts, mobile, etc.) are handled by your system, how contacts are identified, and how contact information is created and stored for all the interactions that you have.When identification settings are enabled, agents have immediate access to both new and continuing customer information; this allows interactions to progress quickly and smoothly.[[File:LAR-1-5399maint.PNG|800px|thumbnail|center|Configuration > Identification]]To view and edit the Identification settings, select the '''Identification''' option from the Call Center Configuration menu.[[File:CCA-CCC-Identification-Settings-5399maint.PNG|800px|thumbnail|center|Identification settings]]The settings are split into two sections, which are described as follows.Selecting the checkbox for ''Use Internal Contact Database'' enables callers to be identified using data from your contact center's internal contact database.If you wish to store data in an external database instead of in your internal contact database, make sure the ''Use Internal Contact Database'' checkbox is not selected. Then click [[contact-center-administrator-guide/Identification#add|add]] to specify the desired external database to be searched.The service continuation function allows your customers to be connected to the same agent on a repeated interaction attempt. This may be useful in the event that their original interaction has been dropped or when a customer has an immediate follow-up question.For example, if a customer was connected to Agent A on an inbound voice service and the connection was lost, the customer could call back and be connected once again to Agent A. The customer is able to continue the service with the same agent because the system has kept a ''Current Contact'' Object (see section [[contact-center-administrator-guide/Identification#TheIdentificationProcess|The Identification Process]]) after an interaction has ended.If the checkbox for ''Enable Service continuation for up to'' is not selected, there will be no service continuation. The customer who calls back will be connected to any available agent.Note that this function relies on information in the contact's activity history and only works with the internal contact database (i.e., option "Use Internal Contact Database" must be enabled).Also note that for continuation to be supported, you also need to use a scenario that includes a Find Agent block with the condition "Specific agent = $(item.continuationUserId)" such as in our scenario-building exercise [[Scenario-builder-reference-guide/Exercises/HowtoCreateaVoiceScenarioThatRoutesCallerstoLastAgentwithVoicemail | How to Route Callers to the Last Agent and Provide a Voicemail Option]].Select the checkbox for ''Always create contact in Internal Database'' to enable contact/account records to be saved automatically in the internal database.Note that this option will not automatically create contacts for any calls made within predictive/progressive campaigns. The scenario block [[Scenario-builder-reference-guide/BrightPatternCreateObject|Bright Pattern Create Object]] can be used to create contacts automatically for such calls in scenarios associated with disposition(s) where automatic contact creation is desired. Click '''add''' to add an external database to be searched. Contact information for incoming calls will be matched by performing searches in the external database(s) that you have added.[[File:Identification-Add-50.PNG|450px|thumbnail|center|Select databases to store contact records]]Select the checkbox for ''Automatically launch augmentation search using current media identifier (phone number or email address)'' in order to populate your records with external data.Bright Pattern Contact Center allows contact details to be augmented by data provided by external databases (e.g., an integrated CRM, The Data Group, or Next Caller) in order to provide additional or background information for selected contacts.Note that data augmentation is enabled for your contact center via integration accounts. For more information, see section [[contact-center-administrator-guide/IntegrationAccounts|Integration Accounts]].The way that the augmented data is displayed and merged with existing contact information is controlled by Augmentation Forms created for your contact center. For more information, see section [[contact-center-administrator-guide/Augmentation|Augmentation]].Select the checkbox for ''Use contact information from identification results to perform augmentation search'' in order to use any existing contact details (i.e., name, phone number, email address, etc.) to search external databases for more information.Click '''add''' to select the external database(s) (i.e., the integration accounts for the external databases) that will be searched for data. A pop-up dialog will list the types of [[contact-center-administrator-guide/IntegrationAccounts|integration accounts]] that have been configured for your contact center.[[File:Identification-Augmentation2-50.PNG|450px|thumbnail|center|Add integration accounts for augmentation]]After you have updated the Identification settings, click '''Apply''' at the bottom of the screen to save your changes or '''Reset''' to cancel.Note that campaign settings apply to the campaign only. Global settings do not apply to campaigns.