LoadIfwConfig Generated Xml With Incorrect IFW_RATEPLAN_VER Order

(Doc ID 1566960.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 02, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management - Version to [Release 7.5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The Billing and Revenue Manger (BRM) Pipeline application allows Rate Plans to be hierarchically defined : one Rate Plan, the "delta" Rate Plan, inherits attributes from another Rate Plan, the "basic" Rate Plan and only defines those attributes different from it.

For more information about Pipeline basic and delta Rate Plans, review the following Billing and Revenue Manager (BRM) product documentation :

BRM Documentation - Setting Up Pricing and Rating - Pricing Center Help - Pipeline rate plans - Working with pipeline rate plans

The "LoadIfwConfig" is a utility that extracts from or imports data into the BRM Pipeline Manager database. Among other configuration information, the Rate Plan configuration information can be transferred.

For more information about the LoadIfwConfig utility, review the following BRM product documentation :

BRM Documentation - Reference - Utilities and scripts - Pipeline Manager scripts and utilities - LoadIfwConfig
BRM Documentation - Setting Up Pricing and Rating - Transferring data between Pipeline Manager databases


Given the following Pipeline Rate Plan structure:

RatePlan_1 is a basic Rate Plan
RatePlan_2 is a delta Rate Plan inheriting from a basic Rate Plan RatePlan_1
RatePlan_3 is a delta Rate Plan inheriting from a delta Rate Plan RatePlan_2

This problem happens when the LoadIfwConfig tool is used to import an xml file which defines the Rate Plans in a different order than the the order that respects the Rate Plan basic-delta hierarchy.


According to the "RatePlan_1, RatePlan_2, RatePlan_3" structure above, the following xml Rate Plan definitions is naturally expected :


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