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This hook is called when an inbound SMS has been received, processed by the provider extension, but not matched or processed by CiviSMS.






  • CRM_SMS_Message Object $message - The SMS Message


Alter the incoming SMS From number to match how phone numbers are stored in the database

function myextension_civicrm_inboundSMS(&$message) {
  // Alter the sender phone number to match the format used in database
  $message->from = str_replace('+614', '04', $message->from);

Automatically add contacts to a group if the message contains 'SUBSCRIBE'

function myextension_civicrm_inboundSMS(&$message) {
  // Add contact to group if message contains keyword
  if (stripos($message->body, 'SUBSCRIBE') !== false) {
    $escapedFrom = CRM_Utils_Type::escape($message->from, 'String');
    $message->fromContactID = CRM_Core_DAO::singleValueQuery('SELECT contact_id FROM civicrm_phone JOIN civicrm_contact ON = civicrm_phone.contact_id WHERE !civicrm_contact.is_deleted AND phone LIKE "%' . $escapedFrom . '"');
    if ($message->fromContactID) {
        array($message->fromContactID), 5, 'SMS', 'Added'

Send an automatic response to incoming messages

function myextension_civicrm_inboundSMS(&$message) {
  // Send an automatic response
  $provider = CRM_SMS_Provider::singleton(array('provider_id' => 1));
  $provider->send($message->from, array('To' => $message->from), 'Thank you for your message', NULL, NULL);

Implement custom logic to match the message to the sender

function myextension_civicrm_inboundSMS(&$message) {
  // Implement custom matching logic
  // If there are multiple contacts with the phone number, preference the one that has been sent an SMS most recently
  $escapedFrom = CRM_Utils_Type::escape($message->from, 'String');
  $message->fromContactID = CRM_Core_DAO::singleValueQuery("
    SELECT FROM civicrm_phone
    JOIN civicrm_contact ON = civicrm_phone.contact_id
    LEFT JOIN civicrm_activity_contact ON civicrm_activity_contact.contact_id =
      AND civicrm_activity_contact.record_type_id = 3
    LEFT JOIN civicrm_activity ON = civicrm_activity_contact.activity_id
      AND civicrm_activity.activity_type_id = 4
    WHERE !civicrm_contact.is_deleted
      AND phone LIKE \"%" . $escapedFrom . "\"
    ORDER BY civicrm_activity.activity_date_time DESC"