Each Session Rating Creates One New Sub-Balance (Doc ID 1059989.1)

Last updated on APRIL 11, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management - Version 7.3.1.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Using Portal 7.3.1 on Linux
- Created one account using a simple product attached to a /service/ip. The product behavior is:
- Grants (-15360) free resources (1000090 - KB Free) at cycle forward
- rates each /session/dialup event per volume, with 2 rates:
- 1 "KB Free" resource per each kilobyte of traffic, if the balance in KB Free is less than 0
- 1 USD per each Megabyte of traffic, if the balance in KB free is greater than or equal to 0

Using pin_virtual_time. Account creation time stamp is set on 27-02-2010 14:26
Advancing pin_virtual_time to 27-02-2010 17:30.
Loaded one session dial up event using PCM_OP_ACT_LOAD_SESSION, with start time stamp 27-02-2010 14:30, end time stamp 27-02-2010 15:00 and bytes consumed 42000 (~41 Kbytes)

Expected behavior: The existing sub-balance in KB free is impacted by the traffic from the new dial up session

Actual behavior: A new sub-balance in KB free is created, with a start date equal to the session start date, and the traffic from the dial up session goes into this balance. The same thing happens every time a new session with a different start date is loaded, thus leading effectively to one sub-balance for each dial up session.





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