Allocation Does Not Output Expression Result of '0' to Instrument Table (Doc ID 1461617.1)

Last updated on APRIL 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Financial Services Profitability Management - Version 5.2 to 5.6 [Release 5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA)

Symptoms

In Oracle Financial Services Profitability Management (PFT) 5.2, you are running an Allocation that uses an Expression to perform a calculation (ex. Transfer Charge Credit calculation).  The calculation is designed to return a value of zero if certain criteria are not met.  However, the Allocation is not outputting 0 to the instrument or transaction table column.  Instead, the column remains NULL.

For example, you define an Expression with the following:


If the Expression result is "0", the instrument table is not updated with 0 but is left as NULL.

The column is updated correctly when the calculation returns a non-zero value.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Go to Master Maintenance > Expressions
  2. Create a new Expression with a calculation that can return 0
  3. Go to Profitability Management
  4. Go to Rule Specification > Allocation Specification
  5. Create a new Static Driver allocation that uses the Expression

If the Expression is supposed to return a 0 value, it returns a null instead.

Cause

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