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How to Persist Rate_tag Field on Balance Impacts in BRM (Doc ID 2266139.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Communications BRM - Elastic Charging Engine - Version and later
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On : version, Rating business logic

How to persist rate_tag field on balance impacts in BRM?
How to persist the time-period value (for example: Peak/Off-Peak) used in every rating period in a usage rated by ECE?

The user has migrating current PIPELINE IFW rating framework to Elastic Charging Engine (ECE).

With the Rating Pipeline, after rating a CDR and after loading the usage to BRM database using Rated Event Loader (REL), all data involved in the balance impact is stored in the EVENT_BAL_IMPACTS_T table in BRM-database. This table is populated by the REL with the rating information. This information, including the rate_tag field, in which the user is currently storing the time-periods used in every rating period after rating an usage, is no longer persisted OOTB in ECE, and this is the behavior needed to be replicated.

The main concern, in this specific scenario, is to know which configurations must be made in the PDC-ECE metadata, config, or pricing data. It is to ensure that the time-period used by ECE to rate an usage is gonna be persisted in the rate_tag field in EVENT_BAL_IMPACTS_T table in BRM.

It's not clear how to set or modify the rate_tag attribute with the result value of the getTimeTag method without any API reference documentation.
This field, rate_tag, which is required for enhancement, is used for billing reports and other online reporting applications. Subscribers can see this information as part of their call consumption record. Also data warehouse integration and business intelligence analysis use this information as input.

Is there any equivalent method for enrichment for the rate tag field?


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