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Number Matching Node Does Not Support Colon (":") Characters (Doc ID 2878396.1)

Last updated on JUNE 23, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control - Version 4.3.0 and later
Oracle Communications Convergent Charging Controller - Version 6.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On all versions of Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control (OCNCC) and Oracle Communications Convergent Charging Controller (OC3C or 3C), the Advanced Control Services (ACS) Number Matching node (MTCH) does not support the full array of printable characters that can be entered in the "Static Pattern List" box of the MTCH node.

For example, attempting to search for a "tel:+" prefix with "tel:+?%" fails to match a number string with this prefix.

Officially, the Feature Node Reference Guide states:

The search patterns are entered using regular expressions. Some characters have special meaning
when used in a regular expression; other characters stand for themselves. Under ACS, telephone
number matching is customized for patterns of telephone numbers. The "number" character set is
represented by digits zero through nine, asterisk, pound sign (hash mark), and the letters A through F.

However from testing, only the colon (":") character is the one causing issues.


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