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Usage Transactions for Multi-item Service Points Error and Rollback if the Item Count Contains a Decimal (Doc ID 2478425.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 03, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : version, Usage

When billing a customer via a multi-item SP for specific items using the "Get Item Counts and Consumption" usage rule, the Usage Transaction errors if you have a fractional item count. The SP allows a user to save the fractional item counts on the SP. However any UT created from a Usage Subscription with these SPs fails to retrieve the bill determinants. See error message below when an SP has an item count of 2.5


Unexpected error during request processing. (Server Message)
Category: 11001
Number: 1850
Call Sequence:
Program Name: ServiceBeanSessionHelper$1$1
Text: Input request field Item Count has an invalid value. Invalid numeric value 2.5.
Table: null
Field: null

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

Create SP with Multi-Item entry with Item Count with a decimal, such as 2.5 or 1.75

Link the SP to a Usage Subscription using a Usage Group with Usage Rule "Get Item Counts and Consumption"

Create a Usage Transaction for the new Usage Subscription

Get the error when the UT attempts to calculate - the UT will not be saved

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot use fractional numbers for multi-items.  This is required for splitting multi-items between multiple parties.  For example if there is a traffic light and 7 street lights at an intersection bordering two towns, each town might be responsible for .5 of the traffic light and 3.5 of the street lights.  This is a standard concept in multi-item billing.




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