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Workaround Needed to Issues with the Authorize AAA Phase (Doc ID 727258.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 17-Mar-2010
Checked for relevance on 23-Apr-2012
Checked for relevance on 30-Oct-2013


This issue arised as a follow up to a know problem on the present product version (7.3), already reported with Metalink <Note 562743.1>

A products has a voice event with minimum event quantity and rounding increment of 30 seconds, and the PIN_FLD_INCR_QUANTITY defined in pin_config_reservation_aaa_prefs is 30 seconds, and
one want to authorize quantities of 30 or zero seconds.

Looking for a workaround, as per documentation regarding PCM_OP_ACT_POL_PRE_AUTHORIZE:

"By default, receives an input flist from PCM_OP_ACT_AUTHORIZE and returns it with a retry flag (PIN_FLD_FLAG_RETRY_CALC_MAX). The flag specifies whether authorization requests for prepaid
services should be retried in CALC_MAX mode if they fail when initially rated in CALC_ONLY mode.

PIN_FLD_FLAG_RETRY_CALC_MAX can be set to the following values:
* 0 = Do not retry the request.
* 1 (default) = Retry the request."

By changing the policy opcode, adding the following lines, in order to avoid the CALC_MAX mode and authorize only if the CALC_ONLY is more than the current balance:

int64 x = 0;
PIN_FLIST_FLD_SET(*r_flistpp, PIN_FLD_FLAG_TRY_CALC_MAX, &(x), ebufp);

the result is the same as with the standard policy, and the reverse rating (hence the authorize) is performed, even if there is not enough credit on the account balance.


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