Understanding Partitioning Values In BRM Data Dictionary (Doc ID 1618668.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

Applies to:

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


Qn1:On BRM 7.5 PS6, upgrade path: 7.2.1 -> 7.3 -> 7.4 -> 7.5 -> 7.5 PS6

During upgrading from Portal 7.2.1 to BRM 7.5 PS6, have discovered some variations in the contents of dd_objects_t and dd_objects_fields_t that need to be explained to complete the upgrade safely.

1. Column "partition_mode" in dd_objects_t

a. What are the possible values for PARTITION_MODE in dd_objects and the implication of each value? From the user's understanding the partition_mode can be 0(Historic) , 1 (Finite) and -1 (??).

b. What is the relationship of the field PARTITION_MODE with IS_PARTITIONED? Is the value of PARTITION_MODE relevant if the value of IS_PARTITIONED is 0?

The above will help to understand the differences between 7.2 and 7.5 for the objects mentioned below:
partition_mode value in 7.2 = -1
partition_mode value in 7.5 = 1

and others.

Under 7.5, the following query result is shown:

thus, the question is what "1 -1" means.   Are they treated as by dm_oracle, finite or historic?

2. Column "permission" in dd_objects_fields_t

Please confirm if the changes in the values permission for the fields listed below are correct and are required for 7.5:


ObjectsField NameValue in 7.2Value in 7.5
/au_config/rtp/trim_flist PIN_FLD_EVENT_TYPE
2 1
/au_config/spec_impact_category PIN_FLD_TYPE_STR 2 1
/au_discount PIN_FLD_DISCOUNT_MODEL 1 2
/au_profile PIN_FLD_ACCOUNT_OBJ 1 2
 /event/billing/cycle/tax   PIN_FLD_TAX_CODE  65  1
 /event/billing/product   PIN_FLD_NODE_LOCATION  1  2
 /event/billing/product/fee/cycle   PIN_FLD_NODE_LOCATION  1  2
 /journal   PIN_FLD_GL_ID  1  65
 /profile   PIN_FLD_ACCOUNT_OBJ  65  1














1. Can you confirm: NODE_LOCATION went from 1 (req/writable) to 2 (opt/writable) consistent with NODE_LOCATION no longer being generated for newly purchased products.

2. Can you confirm: GL_ID went from 1 (req/writable) to 65 (req/nowrite) consistent with the idea that journal objects should not be moved form one G/L ID to another. In other words, this looks like a fixup to ensure data integrity.

Qn3:What happens with the following PODL when deployed under 7.2.1:

STORABLE CLASS /event/custom/cc_history {

  READ_ACCESS = "Self";
  WRITE_ACCESS = "Self";

Would that results in IS_PARTITIONED = 1 and PARTITION_MODE = -1?


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