Known Problems with ACS Service Numbers Utilizing ACS Networks (Doc ID 2010945.1)

Last updated on APRIL 29, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control - Version 4.0.0 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

In all versions of Oracle Network Charging and Control, a feature exists in Advanced Control Services' (ACS) Service Numbers (SNs) which offers Operators another level of granularity to configure what Control Plan (CP) is executed when a SN is dialed.

ACS Networks allow for the addition of Originating Point Codes (OPCs) and Destination Sub-System Numbers (SSNs) to be used in determining which CP a voice call (through the ACS Service Loader) will trigger.

This means the same SN can be reused for different geographical regions to trigger logic specific to that region.  For more information on this, please refer to the ACS Technical Guide.

However due to three issues/bugs, these feature cannot currently be used.

1. Bug 19995647 - Scheduled Control Plans Panel Not Redrawn When Duplicate SN Created

This bug highlights a problem where the scheduled CPs section of the ACS Numbers screen is not redrawn when a duplicate SN (with a different network) is selected from the dropdown list of SNs.  When selecting a different instance of the same SN, the same CPs are shown and altering them will have no effect on the other duplicate SNs.

This effectively means no CPs can be scheduled against the same SN for different networks.

2. Bug 19995687 - Disparity Between What ACS Screens Allow and what the Code Allows

This is a minor bug where the ACS Networks screen allows users to save the new network even when the Start and End Service Keys input fields are empty.  When the Service Logic Execution Environment (SLEE) (and thus slee_acs) is started, the following errors are logged to the slee_acs log:

Nov  9 23:25:38.864754 slee_acs(9402) ERROR: ORACLE error--
Nov  9 23:25:38.865359 slee_acs(9402) ERROR: ORA-01405: fetched column value is NULL

3. Bug 19995806 - SN/Network Pairs are Indistinguishable in the Numbers Screen

This is currently an enhancement to the NCC ACS Numbers screen where if there are a high number of ACS Networks allocated to the same SN, then trying to identify a particular SN is extremely difficult as it will be necessary to slowly select each SN until the scheduled CPs are drawn (assuming #1 is fixed) with the CPs which need to be changed.

Changes

Attempt to use the ACS Networks feature to utilize duplicate ACS Service Numbers.

Cause

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