Real Time Rating Not Done According To Event START_T (Doc ID 1340003.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

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

In a customer setup, based on the understanding about rating (using op_tcf_aaa_authorize ) as below :

        1. If we don't pass START_T,  pin_virtual_time(PVT) is taken into account for rating.
        2. If we do send START_T,  the value in the bracket is used for rating without considering the timezone.

one is sending START_T to op_tcf_aaa_authorize opcode, however the rating is not happening as per the value sent in the bracket. For example, sending START_T as 11:09 p.m., but it is taking BRM server PVT which is 00:19 a.m.

In the above case, the source (network element) of the event was set to UTC, and BRM was set to UTC+1. Now, when the event time stamp was received from network, it was in UTC, hence it was concluded that since one is passing this event time stamp as START_T in input, rating should happen as per UTC. However, it picked up UTC+1 which was set on BRM server.

Solution

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