Buckets from Different Balance Types in a Balance Type Cascade are not Charged if they Expire Mid-Call
Last updated on MARCH 25, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control - Version 5.0.2 to 5.0.3 [Release 5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
On Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control 5.0.2 and 5.0.3, a problem exists when a Cross Balance Type cascade consists of different balance types, a problem exists if a bucket from a different balance type expires mid-call.
Instead of the potions of the call being commited relative to the buckets/balances types which the reservations were placed, the entire cost of the call ends up being charged from the unexpired bucket.
As an example, assume the following wallet:
- $5 of Promotional Cash which expires in 2 minutes
- $5 of General Case which expires in a month
- The Balance Type Cascade has Promotional Cash ahead of General Cash
- The call is rated at $1 per minute
- Reservation is in 3 minute chunks
The call starts and $3 is reserved against the Promotional Cash bucket and granted to the caller. After 3 minutes, a request comes in to extend the reservation but the Promotional Cash balance is expired so the next reservation is placed against the General Cash bucket.
The call ends after 5 minutes but instead of $3 being commited against the Promotional Cash bucket and $2 commited against the General Cash bucket, the entire $5 is commited against the General Cash bucket.
Addition of new Balance Type Cascades.
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