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CCS EDR DISPLAY_SPEND_RATIO Tag Value Intermittently Incorrect (Doc ID 2574774.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 04, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control - Version 5.0.1 to 12.0.2.0.0 [Release 5.0 to 12.0.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On all version of Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control (OCNCC or NCC) where the DISPLAY_SPEND_RATIO was added to the Charging Control Services (CCS)/Voucher Wallet Server (VWS) Event Data Record (EDR), there is an issue where the DISPLAY_SPEND_RATIO tag value is 1 instead of the configured Display to Spend Ratio (DSR).

For example, for a balance type where the DSR was 8, the DISPLAY_SPEND_RATIO tag value is mostly 8 but intermittently 1:

...|SEQUENCE_NUMBER=822956091|...|BALANCE_TYPES=833|...|DISPLAY_SPEND_RATIO=8|...|OVERRIDDEN_TARIFF_PLAN=315|...|MFILE=20180423110550|...
...|SEQUENCE_NUMBER=1086917294|...|BALANCE_TYPES=833|...|DISPLAY_SPEND_RATIO=1|...|OVERRIDDEN_TARIFF_PLAN=315|...|MFILE=20180423110550|...

These 2 EDRs share the same tariff plan, MFile, and are using the same balance type but have different DSR values.

This issue ONLY affects the DISPLAY_SPEND_RATIO tag value written to the EDR.  The amount charged against the wallet for the usage is all accurate.

The DSR is a factor that is applied to a balance type when the balance type is used in a rating application.  This feature may be useful if a balance type's value/worth increases over time.  For example, a plan may grant 1GB of data units but due to market changes, the 1GB of granted data needs to be worth 5GB.  Instead of multiplying every balance type bucket value by 5 (which isn't possible in NCC), a DSR of 5.0 can be applied to the balance type to allow the subscriber to use their data units with 5x the real world usage without adjusting the subscriber's wallet.

More information can be found in the CCS Technical Guide.

Changes

Usage of the Display to Spend Ratio feature of NCC.

Cause

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