Billing and Revenue Management

How to Easily Clone an Oracle BRM Test Database

Cloning a database for BRM is not merely a matter of making a copy of the database. Integration must be enforced so that all communication stays intact. In the following steps, we will walk through … Read More »

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Data Management

Using Expression Variables for Row Over Row Processing

Downloadable White Paper - Data processing in Informatica PowerCenter is row-based. But sometimes you just need to reference the data in the previous row. What to do? Expression transformation … Read More »

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The Intersection

Using Expression Variables for Row Over Row Processing

Downloadable White Paper - Data processing in Informatica PowerCenter is row-based. But sometimes you just need to reference the data in the previous row. What to do? Expression transformation variables are one very useful answer. In my white paper, Row Over Row Processing Using Expression Variables, I go over two scenarios for utilizing the power of variables in accessing prior processed … Read More »

How to Easily Clone an Oracle BRM Test Database

Cloning a database for BRM is not merely a matter of making a copy of the database. Integration must be enforced so that all communication stays intact. In the following steps, we will walk through cloning from one BRM database (Source Machine) to a new database (Target Machine). Clone database Source – extract We will use the Oracle Data Pump Export with parameter files to write the … Read More »

Cloning Code Base for BRM and Pipeline

While new entire environments may need to be cloned, sometimes there is a need to only clone the code base for an environment. These reasons were discussed in our intro to the series “BRM and Pipeline Cloning.” The following steps may be used to clone the code base of a BRM environment from a Source Machine with the desired code to a Target Machine that is either a new BRM environment with a … Read More »

Enabling Level 2 Payments in BRM

In the first blog of the series, we discussed the financial benefits of providing Level 2 data in requests sent to the credit card processor. In the second blog post, we went on to show how it is possible to configure the credit card payment type to exchange this information with the payment processor. However, changes made to the configuration of the “Out of the Box” (OOB) core credit card … Read More »

Cloning BRM and Pipeline Environments for Development and Testing

Many times when working on multiple projects for a client, it is necessary to be able to reproduce a BRM/Pipeline environment containing customizations and test data. Multiple environments can be used to test different branches of code, various releases or different levels of staging. This blog series uses Linux command line tools and Oracle Data Pump to clone a BRM/Pipeline schema and BRM … Read More »