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Allows you to capture a yes/no response provided by a contact and store it in a script variable. This action is often used to confirm the correctness of previous responses.

Asryesno includes a pre-populated grammar file that recognizes common alternatives to yes and no. For example, any of the following responses would trigger the OnYes branch: yes, yup, sure, or true.

ASR actions appear only if ASR is enabled for your organization. ASR is an optional feature. Ask your CXone Account Representative for more information.

Supported Script Types


Input Properties

These properties define data that the action uses when executing.



Add Caption

Enter a short phrase that uniquely identifies this action in the script. The caption appears on the script canvas under the action icon.


Define the prompt that the action plays. If the prompt is an audio file, enter the file name enclosed in double quotes. For example, "greeting.wav".

If the prompt is text-to-speech, click the ellipsis button and enter the text you want the TTSClosed Allows users to enter recorded prompts as text and use a computer-generated voice to speak the content. service to read. Each segment must be enclosed in double quotes and include a string reference character to identify the type of information it is. For example: 

"%Your account balance is" "silence.wav"  "${accountBalance}"

For more information about formatting prompts in this property, see the Manage Prompts page.

You can click Open Editor in the action properties to use the Sequence Editor to create your prompt.


Use this property to document the text the prompt contains. This property is not used by the script. Because some prompts can be complex and contain multiple segments, it can be helpful to include the text written without the formatting required by the Sequence field.

Min Confidence

Defines the minimum acceptable confidence percentage for a recognition match. If the recognition percentage is less than this value, the OnNoConfidence branch is taken. To change it, enter a whole number between 1 and 100.

The default value is 50.

Timeout Seconds

Determines how long the IVRClosed Automated phone menu that allows callers to interact through voice commands, key inputs, or both, to obtain information, route an inbound voice call, or both. waits for input (either spoken or by key-press) before it takes the OnTimeout branch. This is the threshold for complete silence on the line. The default value is 10 (seconds). To change it, enter a whole number.

The timer starts only when the prompt is completely finished. However, the system has a built-in limit of two minutes (120 seconds) that includes the duration of the prompt. If this limit is reached during an action, any active prompts are aborted and the OnError branch is taken. For this reason, you should know the duration of your prompts and set a value for this field that ensures the action is active for less than two minutes.

Result Var Name Determines the name of the variable that holds the recognized result of the contact's spoken or manually entered input. For example, if the prompt asked the contact to say or enter their date of birth, the result would be stored in the variable defined by this property. The default value is the name of the action + "Result" (for example, ASRDIGITSResult). If the contact provides spoken input and the ASR engine fails to find a match, this variable is not populated. Note that if the action has an OnDTMF branch, you must use a Capture action to pull a variable value out of the buffer (DTMF values are automatically stored in a buffer).
Confidence Var Name Determines the name of the variable that holds the confidence percentage returned by the ASR engine. The default value is ASRConf.
Detect DTMF

Allows you to configure an IVR script to handle both spoken and manually-entered DTMFClosed Signaling tones that are generated when a user presses or taps a key on their telephone keypad. input.

If the value is True or Yes, both voice and DTMF input is accepted. If the contact presses a DTMF digit, the script immediately stops any in-progress prompt sequence and takes the OnDTMF branch. No spoken utterances are considered for the duration of the action.

If the value is False or No, DTMF input is not recognized even if the contact presses a key. Although any DTMF digits pressed during the action are saved in the DTMF buffer, the action takes the NoConfidence branch.

In Value Mode: Click to Yes to enable DTMF detection.

In Expression Mode: Enter True to enable DTMF detection.

This action has an OnDTMF branch, therefore any DTMF entries by a contact will result in taking this branch. Any variables resulting from the DTMF selection will not be passed along this branch. Therefore, you must use a Capture action on the OnDTMF branch to capture and pass variables from the DTMF input.

Clear Digits

When a contact presses a key on their telephone keypad, the generated DTMF tone is stored in a buffer. When Clear Digits is set to Yes or True, that buffer is cleared at the beginning of this action. If set to False and DTMF tones are carried over to this action in the buffer, the DTMF tones are detected immediately. The action then invokes the OnDigit or OnDTMF branch, even if the key press was associated with an earlier action.

Yes/True is the default value.

In Value Mode:Click to No to enable.

In Expression Mode:Enter False to enable.

Use 1 And 2

Allows you to define the DTMF tones that correlate to "yes" and "no" responses. An example of the prompt would be: "If this is correct, say yes or press 1. If this is incorrect, say no or press 2". The default value is False.

In Value Mode: Click to Yes to use 1 as yes and 2 as no.

In Expression Mode: Enter True to use 1 as yes and 2 as no.

If you accept the default, configure your script so that the appropriate key press option are connected to the Yes and No branch conditions.

Result Branch Conditions

Result branch conditions allow you to create branches in your script to handle different outcomes when an action executes.



Default Path taken unless the script meets a condition that requires it to take one of the other branches. It is also taken if the action's other branches are not defined.

Branch taken if the contact provides a response of yes.


Branch taken if the contact provides a response of no.

Conf Path taken if the recognition percentage returned by the ASR engine is less than the MinConfidence value.
Timeout Path taken if there is no response for the number of seconds specified.
DTMF Path taken if the DetectDTMF property is set to TRUE and DTMF digits are present in the buffer.
Error Path taken when there is an unexpected problem (for example, poor connectivity, syntax errors, and so forth). The _ERR variable should be populated with a condensed explanation of the problem.

Tips & Tricks

  • You can pass the languageLocale variable from the Voiceparams action, which sets the language that the action will detect.
  • If you set Use1And2 property to True, you are not required to pull the variable values with a Capture action.
  • DTMF tones are stored in a buffer. If the action contains an OnDTMF or OnDigits branch, the DTMF value must be pulled out of the buffer with a Capture action.
  • If you want to capture multiple DTMF presses, the action immediately takes the OnDTMF branch when the first DTMF is pressed (including * and #). In this instance, you must capture multiple presses with a Capture action.
  • If there are any DMTF present in the buffer and ClearDigits is not set to True, the OnDTMF branch would immediately be taken and require a Capture action.