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Release of Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7.4 Patch Set 7 (Doc ID 1273696.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 05, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management - Version 7.4.0.0.0 to 7.4.0.0.0 [Release 7.4.0]
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Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7.4 Patch Set 7 is released on 16 December 2010.

This announcement lists new, enhanced features of various components introduced in Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) 7.4 Patch Set 7

Patch Id: 10300374

Summary of customer-reported fixes delivered in Patch Set 7

SR Number Bug Number Description
3-1098594141 10194277

In previous releases, during billing, if there were profiles attached either to the account or service or both, the database was queried multiple times for the profiles. This led to performance issues during billing. To improve performance, the profiles are now retrieved using the cache mechanism.

3-1644693261
3-1828807371
3-1958556241
10136829

In previous releases, the Xerces library compiled on Linux was not able to parse Latin characters supplied in the input XML file, and a NULL value was populated in the corresponding field in the database. This issue is resolved and the Latin characters are now parsed correctly.

3-1770045171 9869539

BRM now includes new validations to handle standard timescale and exceptional situations for the records in the TAP file as specified by Billing and Accounting Roaming Group (BARG) PRD BA.08.

3-1788724391
3-2122485761
10129649

Resolved issues with the calculation of cycle forward fee for base product in case the validity of a tailor-made product ends in the middle of the cycle.

3-1888256971 10280139

BRM now allows the creation of services and resources with the creation date backdated beyond the account creation date.

3-1895555281

9880787

In previous releases, if the collections agent did not change the status of an assigned manual task, Collections Center would display the status as Error. Collections Center now displays a new status, No Action Executed, if the collections agent does not change the status of a manual task.

3-1939481181
3-1966450733
10120549

Resolved issues with item publications to BRM for the Product Hub PIP.

3-1963540401

9953678

Pipeline Manager now does not start when it encounters database errors or exceptions.

3-1966221051 

10259267

BRM now generates a single audit event when changing collections action status from CANCELED to PENDING.

3-1968451941

10081657

 In previous releases, if fm_subscription rate_change in cm/pin.conf file is set to 1 (enabled), a backdated purchase of a sequential discount was not applying correctly over the backdated cycles if there are other discounts to be applied over the cycles. This issue is now resolved.

3-1975144801

10197808

When BRM JCA Adapter restarts, the old connections to the BRM Connection Manager (CM) are now closed and new connections are recreated.
Important:  For this fix to work with Oracle SOA Suite 10.1.3.4, install SOA patch 6839144.

3-2031799101

10059050

The TAP file regenerated from suspended and recycled Server RAP records now has the correct values populated in the RecEntityId and RecEntityCode fields.

3-2035218091

10191136

Resolved issues with the generation of duplicate invoices and email delivery option in Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Publisher-enabled environments.

3-2035875421

10137048

Resolved issues with data being inconsistently serialized to the database.

3-2044244391

10107398

Resolved issues related to export of latest collection dunning letters using the pin_collections_send_dunning utility.

3-2045991431

10109774

For a product with future dated purchase START_T, a new condition is added to avoid checks for not allowing backdating of purchase/usage/cycle END_T before the purchase START_T.

3-2059923651

10129180

Resolved issues with retrieval of accounts receivable items when using the PCM_OP_AR_GET_ACTION_ITEMS opcode.

3-2070184971

10090861

The recurring charge is now applied correctly in the first bill for a cycle arrears product with a deferred start.

3-2072655997

10117674

BRM now correctly checks the threshold values to ensure the proper calculation of bill time discounts when several thresholds are defined.

3-2106651791

10217442

In the Pricing Center work area, if you drag a product or discount created in a work area into a new work area, the product or discount is now copied correctly and validated to prevent accidental overwriting.

3-2113458491

10140705

In previous releases, while rerating, locked accounts lost the lock status if the rating pipeline was restarted. Changes were made to ensure that the correct columns are read from the database table and the correct value is stored in the batch ID.

3-2111427671

10163805

Resolved issues with generation of a purchase fee event during future dated purchase of a product.

3-2122371851

10149452

When you set an end date/expiry date for a bundle product with free resources using the PCM_OP_SUBSCRIPTION_ SET_PRODINFO opcode and set END_T = next month (for example, the 21st of next month), the charges are now not reset to 0 for the duration of 1st to 21st of the next month.

3-2113458491

10188234

The POID ID from the /job/rerate object is now correctly populated in the PIN_FLD_ JOB_ID field of the corresponding /job_batch/rerate object.

3-2101424371
3-2204829951

10214199

You can now create an account using an external transaction using the new PIN_FLD_TXN_FLAGS field in the PCM_OP_CUST_COMMIT_CUSTOMER opcode

3-2106223581 10255400 In the Customer Center, during account creation, the Customize Products panel now displays only the products of the deals marked as required and selected for purchase in the Plan options page.
3-2216724871 10228090 Resolved issues with calculation of the refund amount when a tailor-made product is purchased and canceled on the same day.
3-2374693411 10338054 Changes were made to avoid the B-number search overwriting the balance group data populated by A-number search.


Key Enhancements in BRM 7.4 Patch Set 7

For more details about these changes and enhancements, please refer to BRM Patch Set 7 documentation.

Collection Manager

To record the progress of manual collections tasks for bill units assigned to a collections agent, a new status is added in the Agents Task List tab of Collections Center.

Operating system support

Pipeline Manager

Pipeline Manager now has reduced start-up times. The start-up process is now multi-threaded, allowing Pipeline Manager to: 

Pricing Center

Validations are added to prevent accidentally overwriting products and discounts

Roaming Manager

BRM 7.4 now supports TAP3.11 (Transferred Account Procedure Number 3 version 11) GSM TD57 specifications version #28

BRM 7.4 now compliant to BARG - Billing and Accounting Roaming Group (BARG) PRD BA.08.

Subscription Management

Third-Party software

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 4.21 is now included in the BRM 7.4 Patch Set 7 Third-Party installation package.

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